“We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us. So, when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we’ve lost our connection to ourselves.”
A sculptor and photographer, Andy Goldsworthy not only works with nature, but in nature. Rather than building monumental constructions on or out of the land, Goldsworthy works almost telepathically with nature, rearranging its natural forms in such a way as to enhance rather than detract from their beauty.
Often quite small in scale, his poetic site-specific pieces are made from ephemeral or organic materials – dandelion flowers lain in a ring or icicles perched on a rock – and then documented through gorgeous color photographs.
Goldsworthy views the inevitable death and decay in his work as part of the life cycle – he takes an environmentalist’s approach, lending an utmost respect toward the natural world as most of his pieces gradually fade away into the land from which they’ve come.
Andy and his work featured in newly released documentary “Leaning Into The Wind”