Andy Goldsworthy - Earth Artist and his Process

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Shared May 19, 2020

A short documentary created for educational purposes to teach my classes about Andy Goldsworthy and his artistic process.

Andy Goldsworthy is a British artist known for his site-specific installations involving natural materials and the passage of time. Working as both sculptor and photographer, Goldsworthy crafts his installations out of rocks, ice, leaves, or branches, cognizant that the landscape will change, then carefully documents the ephemeral collaborations with nature through photography. “It's not about art,” he has explained. “It's just about life and the need to understand that a lot of things in life do not last.”

This video was created for educational purposes only and will not be used for any sort of profit. It falls within the classroom exemption {(17 U.S.C. @110(1)) and the fair use exemption (17 U.S.C.@107). All rights belong to the respective copyright owner.

Edited by Caitlin Sheridan
Art Teacher at Riverhead High School
Riverhead, NY

Footage borrowed from:
Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time (2001)
Leaning Into The Wind (2017)
The Glenmorangie Annual Lecture with Andy Goldsworthy (2012)
Andy Goldsworthy's Earth Wall by The Presidio Trust (2014)
Stone Wood Water, The Scaur River. by the BBC (1998)
Information borrowed from Artnet.com