Author(s): Andy Goldsworthy
Andy Goldsworthy: Projects presents a decade of the artist's 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 throughout Europe and the United States, Goldsworthy's projects are as beautiful as they are thought provoking. Each one is accompanied by commentary by the artist, and none have been published previously. Andy Goldsworthy: Projects is a companion volume to Andy Goldsworthy: Ephemeral Works (2015).
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.