Andy Goldsworthy is a Scottish sculptor, but isn’t his sculptures that have been shared recently – it’s his Land Art. The process of taking things that exist in nature and moving them around to create something beautiful is not a new concept, and has strong roots in the 1960’s when artists protested the commercialization of art itself.
When I make something, in a field or street, it may vanish but it’s part of the history of those places. In the early days my work was about collapse and decay. Now some of the changes that occur are too beautiful to be described as simply decay.” He said about his works.
Sifting through leaves that have already fallen, he arranged them to create a “glowing” effect around the base of a tree, a spotlight on the ground, and many other intricate designs that sometimes take hours to complete. The twigs stand proudly, tied together with string, their reflection creating the illusion of a perfect circle.The stunning thing about the art is that it is constantly changing. All of these shades of leaves were found and picked up at the same time, and the shifting colors make a vivid statement when placed on the surface of this small puddle.Leaves arranged careful only stay that way for a few short moments before the wind, the waves, and the wildlife carry them away.The blissful moments of a completed artwork are only kept by the single photograph, and are soon swept away by the ever-changing whims of nature.