Saturday, March 3, 2007
andy goldsworthy and time
i watched a dvd lent to me by a friend at journey. it's "rivers and tides," a documentary/ presentation about a scottish artist, andy goldsworthy. he works with nature, makes little and big things, out of the natural elements of a place - leaves, rocks, sticks, ice - and sets these pieces of art up ... and then leaves them alone. they're not meant to be permanent. he doesn't believe anything is permanent - not stone (he says he has learned that it's liquid, and he's right - it changes, evolves, like everything), not anything. so he creates his art and just lets it go.
he's like a preacher. but the good kind.
check him out. he's amazing. he makes me quiet.