northwestern and central Vermont
This ad has been seen 110,594 times
|Goldsworthy's Stone : Champlain edition : Thursday, 27 April 2017 06:55 EDT : a service of The Public Press|
Upper Connecticut River Valley
Portland, Oregon - Vancouver, Washington
Read our current paper issue here
Current Issue (PDF)
Who We Are
Who Reads Green Living?
many more articles about
more Nature articles
New Wrinkles on Getting Old
The Buzz About Bees
The Pooch Takes a Plunge
A Great Urgency
Stories & Tunes
Vermont Book of Days
Fear Factor Vermont!
This ad has been seen 91,629 times
by Marshall Glickman
Sometimes an artist's genius is best appreciated by the cumulative effect of his work.By Andy Goldsworthy
Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Reviewed by Marshall Glickman
This is the case with Andy Goldsworthy, whose often temporary sculptures made of natural elements have earned him recognition as one of the premier, if not the artist of the environmental movement. Some of the pieces in Stone struck me as a bit goofy or dull, but the overall effect of his efforts is inspiring.
In Stone, obviously most of Goldsworthy's work involves rocks -- a medium that seems ideally suited to his talents. The guy can work magic with anything larger than a pebble (and even smaller, as some of Goldsworthy's pieces involve sand). If Goldsworthy isn't the most fabulous cairn maker in the world, it's hard imagine anyone better. Among his beautiful cairns are some made out of scrap metal, some made out of round rocks formed into a pinecone shapes, and even one that is somehow frozen together horizontally so that it defies gravity, sticking out from a vertical cliff ledge like a giant pimple.
The subtle power of Goldsworthy's sculpture comes from the way he enhances natural objects to highlight both their beauty and fragility, making even "indestructible" rocks seem vulnerable. This induces a respectful, graceful, and gentle attitude toward the environment, especially for those designing buildings or outdoor structures.
5,436 neighbors have viewed this article.
advertising : Ellen Shapiro : 802.373.4006 : Ellen <at> GreenLivingJournal.com
|site designed by the Caspar Institute|
this site generated with 100% recycled electrons!
send website feedback to the GLJwebster <at> CasparInstitute.org
last updated 20 January 2009 :: 9:04 :m: Yes We Can! Caspar (Pacific) time|
all content and photos copyright © 2001-2017
by Stephen Morris & Michael Potts, Green Living Journal
except as noted
|K 314 2GreenlinePV134.jpg||110,594||1,533||153,933|