Andy Goldsworthy

A few years ago on a sunny day when I was teaching an art camp, the teens I'd been teaching went out into Mellon Park to make temporary sculptures and photograph them. It was a lovely afternoon! Our inspiration was the art of Andy Goldsworthy.

Here are a few of Andy Goldsworthy's sculptures made of leaves and held together with thorns and twigs:

Andy Goldsworthy only uses the natural materials he finds-- stones, ice, branches, leaves, etc. Most are temporary sculptures that disappear into their environment. The photographs become the lasting artworks.

The titles reveal his process, and read as little list poems, like this one, pictured above: Poppy petals wrapped around splintered wood held with water, Andy Goldsworthy