Andy Goldsworthy is a British artist who creates straight from nature. After studying at Bradford Art College and Preston Polytechnic he traveled around the world to places such as Scotland, the North Pole, and Japan to make pieces with the raw nature there. Each of his creations is photographed right after completion. This is to capture the essence of the work.
His art has an explosive use of color and often-spherical theme. Goldsworthy’s material list is a little different from artists at Ringling. His supplies include leaves, flowers, twigs, mud, snow, icicles, and stones. Many of his pieces show the decay of nature in a beautiful way. Goldsworthy wants his art to show movement and change. His art works to reinforce the relationship of humanity and nature.
I love who he uses the natural resources to create such dynamic displays. His art supplies aren’t full of toxins and he won’t have to stare at his wallet to choose between paint and food. Living in Florida, I miss the changing of the seasons and all the colors of the leaves. They’re so vibrant. The natural gradients as leaves decay and fruits ripen are put into very graphic formats. It impresses me what he can do with ice; it’s so graceful.