Inspirational Artist Feature – Andy Goldsworthy

leaves - sculpture by Andy Goldsworthy

leaves – sculpture by Andy Goldsworthy

Andy Goldsworthy creates sculptural artwork from the surrounding area’s environmental elements, commonly using rocks, sticks, and leaves, with the soul purpose of dissipating within a few weeks, days, or even just a few hours. Applying such a light touch to nature really leaves a lasting effect with the viewer. Even if the artwork has already worn away naturally. The way the natural light and shadow plays off his artwork in the course of a day is very thoughtful. Each piece is beautifully executed, but my favorite is the “Leaves” artwork above. Even though it seems very simple, it is actually very complex and time consuming. This specific piece was not edited with paint or anything of the sort. Instead, he sought out every leaf with a specific color tone and pattern. Then placed them artistically to create a natural gradient of color. After finishing every piece, the artist takes a photo to preserve the moment then moves on. The video at the bottom of this post shows some of his works in progress and also shows how his finished pieces degrade over time. Which is, quite simply, beautiful to watch.

Reconstructed Icicles - sculpture by Andy Goldsworthy

Reconstructed Icicles – sculpture by Andy Goldsworthy

Roof - sculpture by Andy Goldsworthy

Roof – sculpture by Andy Goldsworthy

Hanging Trees - sculpture by Andy Goldsworthy

Hanging Trees – sculpture by Andy Goldsworthy

Pebbles around a hole - sculpture by Andy Goldsworthy

Pebbles around a hole – sculpture by Andy Goldsworthy

pinkwall - sculpture by Andy Goldsworthy

pinkwall – sculpture by Andy Goldsworthy

Bamboo Spires - sculpture by Andy Goldsworthy

Bamboo Spires – sculpture by Andy Goldsworthy

Ice Arc- sculpture by Andy Goldsworthy

Ice Arc- sculpture by Andy Goldsworthy

Egg - sculpture by Andy Goldsworthy

Egg – sculpture by Andy Goldsworthy

To know more about Andy Goldsworthy’s artwork, please visit his portfolio website.

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9 Comments on “Inspirational Artist Feature – Andy Goldsworthy”

  1. seniorhiker says:

    These are beautiful sculptures. I think the fact that they are temporary makes them even more attractive and compelling.

    • nmbpro says:

      Yes, I find it very interesting which places Andy chooses to construct his artwork. The choice affects how the piece will change over time. I especially like his choice to create his “Egg” sculpture by the beach. Its beautiful watching the video of the water slowly eroding the sculpture.

  2. artzent says:

    Wow, You are creatively gifted. I love this blog and thanks for your visit to mine giving me a chance to follow another great blog!

  3. Jerry says:

    My partner and I absolutely love your blog and find many of your post’s to be exactly I’m looking for.
    can you offer guest writers to write content in your case?
    I wouldn’t mind producing a post or elaborating on a lot of the subjects you write about here. Again, awesome blog!

  4. nikhil says:

    hi andy this is nikhil
    and i saw ur creative art
    and I’m vrey much impress
    i wish
    i could work with u
    thanx ………..


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