Andy Goldsworthy (born Cheshire, England, 1956) is a British artist and photographer living in Scotland who produces site specific sculpture and land art situated in natural settings. His art involves the use of natural and found objects to create temporary sculptural pieces which both appear naturalistic and create stark contrasts with their surroundings. He works closely with form and color contrasts to produce works that are both striking and ephemeral.
His media often include twigs, thorns, mud, snow, icicles, brightly colored flowers and leaves. He often uses only his bare hands and found tools, although more recent works like the Moonlit Path and Chalk Stones (Petworth, West Sussex - 2002) have also used heavy machinery.
Goldsworthy is the subject of a 2001 documentary feature film "Rivers and Tides" directed by Thomas Riedelsheimer. (ASIN: B0002JL9N6)
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