Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Rivers and Tides.
I love everything about Andy Goldsworthy--his adorable red-headed family, his humble personality, his love of nature--but most especially, his art. It is absolutely gorgeous. I don't know how many times I've watched the documentary about his art, entitled "Rivers and Tides," but I know it's probably a lot. And it always makes me cry.
Andy Goldsworthy is an ephemeral artist. He is frequently commissioned to do work all around the world, and he creates with what he finds in any particular place. He comes to a new site with only a few tools--sometimes scissors, sometimes a little bowl of hot water. His work is so vibrant and beautiful. He makes you look twice at nature, and be really taken by how gorgeous and interesting it truly is. I love art that wakes you up and makes you realize how much you take for granted.
Someone on Youtube made some lovely montages of his best works from "Rivers and Tides." I wouldn't post them if they were anything but breath-taking.