The heft alone of this book is a testament to the elemental nature of this world-famous artist's large-scale sculptural work. According to Goldsworthy, "Each work grows, stays, decays – integral parts of a cycle which the photograph shows at its heights, marking the moment when the work is most alive. Process and decay are implicit." If you appreciate the forces of/in nature – or don't have the chance to – this book offers that inspirational gift.
— Heather Bellanca
Andy Goldsworthy: Projects presents more than 40 of the artist's recent large-scale sculptural work from around the world. Using local materials--including stone, clay, and wood--Goldsworthy's projects are inspired by and interact with the natural landscape. Each project subjects Goldsworthy's ideas about the work to the brute facts and forces of nature: sunlight, sedimentation, tides, erosion, extremes of heat and cold, and plant growth and decay. Situated mostly throughout Europe and the United States, Goldsworthy's projects are as beautiful as they are thought-provoking. Each one is accompanied with notes by the artist, and many have not been published previously. Andy Goldsworthy: Projects is a companion volume to Andy Goldsworthy: Ephemeral Works (2015).
About the Author
Andy Goldsworthy was born in Cheshire, England, in 1956 and currently resides in Scotland. He has been making art in the environment, both rural and urban, since the mid-1970s. Working with natural materials, Goldsworthy has produced exhibitions and projects all over the world, from the Canadian Arctic to Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, and in many museums, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and Tate Liverpool. He lives in Scotland.