born 26 July 1956) is a British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist living in Scotland who produces site-specific sculpture and land art situated in natural and urban settings. His art involves the use of natural and found objects, to create both temporary and permanent sculptures which draw out the character of their environment.

He collaborates with nature to make his creations. Creating art in  England and Scotland, his work has been created at the North Pole, in Japan, the Australian Outback, in the U.S. and many others

His main influence are the sea and river many times continuing a theme of flowing lines and circles setting landmark cones in many of his most treasured places where he has worked.

Using ice, water, bracken anything that nature has to lend itself to his artistic creations.

He takes pictures of his work because often his creations are destroyed by nature. He describes his art as being given back to nature and in some cases nature adds to his art moving it forward to another artist impression.  He feels that in order to create his art he has to let go in the process, often he takes his work to the edge of collapse “total control can be the death of an art work”

some times its trial and error time consuming work failing and he has to begin again.

He uses leaves to make a striking image

stones used in a similar position his themes are often circles, lines weaving round. he feels connected to the stone grounded spending lots of time alone with his work.

interested in what lies underneath the surface and how it affects the surface every art work has an inner and deeper meaning eg. life, death, loss, time. ” I dont think the earth needs me, but i need the earth”

I think he is an exciting artist and I am facinated by his works. Not only are they visually stunning but the process of each work also intrugues me.

he uses stone cones as markers of places he feels a strong connection with.

for more information http://www.goldsworthy.cc.gla.ac.uk/

 

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