Friday, March 6, 2009

rivers and tides II

"When I make a work," says environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy, "I often go to the very edge of its collapse. And that's a beautiful balance."

It’s a beautiful balance when it holds its form, a pile of rocks or sticks or ice when it collapses.

Goldsworthy (see yesterday's posting) knows that all things are in the flow of time, in transition. Our world is dynamic. Even his most substantial pieces hang together precariously. His egg-shaped rock carins sit in empty fields defying the elements that will in time bring them down.

It’s inevitable.

- Thank you, Karen Suzy

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