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thesweetcheat wrote:
I prefer Andy Goldworthy's epheremal stuff with leaves:[...]dsworthy-sycamore.jpg?w968h681

Snap. I am fine with Goldsworthy's delightful ephemeral pieces. His less ephemeral pieces blur a line between Nature, utilitarian, Sculpture, Landscape and Art. I'll be driving past this one near Goldsworthy's studio at Penpont on Saturday. His sculptural work is all over Galloway and is inobtrusive, considered and relevant. I love it. I have seen some of it so often over the years they have become like old friends whom I'll greet on the way past.

His fine Striding Arches at Cairnhead are a triumph. You can see them as landmarks from a distance, monumental commemorative public art works or hardly see them at all. Even very close up they can be almost invisible.

I like to pop by this Abersoch cave when down visiting Auntie Betty.

Check out the Goldsworthy Archive.

That's the way to do it. What is it that differentiates Goldsworthy's work from the thousands of ugly, clunky stone piles in the Fairy Glen on Skye?....I think it something to do with the light touch, thought, placement in the landscape and craftsmanship.

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Howburn Digger
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11th October 2018ce

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