“What lies below the surface effects the surface” -Andy Goldsworthy
Last week, my 5th graders started to learn about the artist, Andy Goldsworthy(one of my favorites!) A sculptor, photographer, and environmentalist; Andy Goldsworthy creates site-specific land art from natural and found objects. His works are some of the most beautiful, poetic, quiet, moving...(insert about 50 more glowing adjectives...) that I've seen. The kids really love Goldsworthy as well because he makes art that they do all the time. I even had one student tell me he's his new favorite artist!
Why would he make art that would be destroyed?
Why would he choose to only use natural materials?
Why would he make art where such few people would see?