23 December, 2008 at 1:04 am (art) (, , , , , , )

While I was trying to fit some pieces for an assemblage book together this morning without altering them much I was reminded of how Andy Goldsworthy challenges himself to use materials he finds on site and with minimal modification.  I love that he intends many of his creations to be ephemeral, like Tibetan Buddhist mandalas.  The mandalas in person are so different from their photos, the visible height of the layers and the sound of the scraping on the sand delivery cones, seeing Goldsworthy’s work in person must be even more different, the sounds and smells and breeze would add so much to the experience.  Except the the smell of the dead heron he plucked the feathers from for one piece, I don’t mind missing that.


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