Friday, December 09, 2005

Wintertime Andy





More Andy Goldsworthy for your admiration and inspiration. I thought these wonderful winter time pieces were appropriate for December. Besides the beauty of the forms in the environment, the thing about Goldsworthy that just grabs me is the intentionally temporary nature of his art. I know that is all part and parcel of his statement, of what he does, that temporal quality. Then I thought about what it would be like for me as an artist, if I knew at the outset that my work would be very temporary. Quilters have a strong notion of "heirloom" and passing things from generation to generation, and I love that. How different from the notion of creating something "temporary"...

I've been working, shopping, and preparing for Christmas, so not a lot of art is happening in my work room. One gift quilt is partially bound and maybe a third of the gift ornaments are finished. I dashed into Kohl's and found a couple of silky shirts with just a hint of metallic thread to give some sparkle. Paired with black pants or skirt, they will do nicely for Christmas parties. When I lose weight again I'll happily cut them up for the fabric stash.

I love seeing the creative output, artistic process, philosophical discussion, and even family chat from you all. Hope someday soon to make it all the way around the ring!

7 comments:

jenclair said...

Ooooo, wonderful! Heirloom is special in its way, but so is the beauty that is ephemeral and that must be appreciated in the moment. These are so lovely!

Liz said...

Wow, these are amazing!

Thank you for introducing us to all these artists, by the way - I do love looking at the photos. I haven't come across most of them.

ogggden said...

Hello.
I found you through the blogsearch; I'm a fellow andy goldsworthy fan. I've been compeltely obsessed since I saw Rivers and Tides.
Anyway, I think it's wonderful that you're posting pictrues of him.

mary m. said...

Thanks to you, Jen, we're all getting a wonderful art education. I love your posts...thanks for sharing!

Omega said...

You might like the work of Chris Drury too - http://www.chrisdrury.co.uk/

Debra Spincic said...

I just returned from Costa Rica and a trip through the mangroves. It was pure Andy Goldsworthy via Mother Nature!

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