Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Andy Goldsworthy

Walking is the source of Andy Goldsworthys inspiration.  It be easy to say that nature is the source for all his creative energy, but the walk, the hunt, the process of collection, gives him a better understanding of his surroundings, and is what I believe to be his true inspiration.

The part of the documentary we walked in class where he collected dandelions spoke the most to me.  It showed a man, walking familiar paths.  However, his open mind and eye for beauty allowed him to discover these beautiful yellow weeds along his walk.  He mingled with neighbours, explored his surrounding and was continually inspired.  The pieces he then created with the weeds turned out to be beautiful works.  The works show his keen eye for detail and his ability to find beauty in the banal.  having a keen eye for detail.

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