An Artist Arranges Leaves, Sticks, and Stones To Create Magical Land Artworks
Andy Goldsworthy is a sculptor from Scotland who creates temporary art works simply by arranging leaves, sticks, rocks or anything else he can find in the nature. The result is really incredible, you just won’t believe your eyes what he can do.
People mostly see Andy’s art as a criticism on the Earth’s fragility, but as he says, the meaning is more complicated.
“When I make something, in a field or street, it may vanish but it’s part of the history of those places,” he says in his recent interview.
Almost every day, Andy makes art using the materials and conditions he can find wherever he is, such as rocks, leaves, earth, snow, rain, ice, sunlight and shadows. Although, his arts vanish or alter very quickly by the natural processes, he managed to photograph all his works.
“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. At Folkestone I got up early one morning ahead of an incoming tide and covered a boulder in poppy petals. It was calm and the sea slowly and gently washed away the petals, stripping the boulder and creating splashes of red in the sea. The harbor from which many troops left for war was in the background,” says Goldsworthy.
Take a look at Andy’s photos to see the magic we are talking about.