Monday, February 2, 2009

Andy Goldsworthy

Image from previous sculpture day


Fibonacci spiral Lonely Bay
Andy Goldsworthy ice sculpture
Every year I organise an Andy Goldsworthy day down at a local beach called Lonely Bay. Goldsworthy is an artist who goes into the landscape and uses what he finds to make artworks which only last a short time before being accepted back by nature. He records the sculptures with photography and video. My favourite is Rivers and Tides.

Lonely Bay suits it's name because you can only reach it by walking Akio Hizumes' Democracy Steps through the Shakespeares Cliff Reserve and it is remote and beautiful, perfect for temporary sculptures which use the landscape but don't change it.

It's amazing how your view of the surroundings changes when you start looking for materials.
Must do it again!


Shubhajit said...

The top shot is really amazing! how did u do that? I am not aware of the feel of that type of exotic beaches but surely from your photographs it is really fun and soothing.

chook said...

Shaved my head, took my clothes hard can it be!
Our beaches aren't exotic if you live beside them but you are right they give you an exceptional feeling of centred awareness.

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