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Goldsworthy's Stone

     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.quiet zone


Stone by Andy Goldsworthy
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