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Slits Cut into Frozen Snow, Stormy...Blencathra, Cumbria, 12 February 1988 Slits Cut into Frozen Snow, Stormy...Blencathra, Cumbria, 12 February 1988

Andy Goldsworthy1988

Lakeland Arts - Abbot Hall Art Gallery and Museum

Lakeland Arts - Abbot Hall Art Gallery and Museum
Kendal, United Kingdom

Andy Goldsworthy is a contemporary sculptor who works with nature to create ephemeral works of art in the landscape. His sculptures are mostly made out in the open air using the natural materials available in a specially chosen location.

He takes leaves, twigs, earth, stones, sand and snow from a particular place and arranges the materials to create shapes and sculptures which could almost have been created by nature itself. In doing this, he tries to understand the specific characteristics of the material he uses.

Goldsworthy sees time and change as important aspects of the creative process, and his works are affected by natural processes - changing light, temperature, movement of water, growth and decay.

Slits Cut into Frozen Snow, Stormy… is a photographic record of a sculpture made in ice and snow on a fellside overlooking Derwentwater, with the town of Keswick just visible in the distance. The four photographs were taken in differing conditions of weather and light on a stormy February day. The cycles of nature are reflected in the cloud patterns and light effects, while the snow sculpture alludes to architecture and building in the landscape, as well as man’s impact on nature.

Andy Goldsworthy is a contemporary sculptor who works with nature to create ephemeral works of art in the landscape. His sculptures are mostly made out in the open air using the natural materials available in a specially chosen location.

He takes leaves, twigs, earth, stones, sand and snow from a particular place and arranges the materials to create shapes and sculptures which could almost have been created by nature itself. In doing this, he tries to understand the specific characteristics of the material he uses.

Goldsworthy sees time and change as important aspects of the creative process, and his works are affected by natural processes - changing light, temperature, movement of water, growth and decay.

Slits Cut into Frozen Snow, Stormy… is a photographic record of a sculpture made in ice and snow on a fellside overlooking Derwentwater, with the town of Keswick just visible in the distance. The four photographs were taken in differing conditions of weather and light on a stormy February day. The cycles of nature are reflected in the cloud patterns and light effects, while the snow sculpture alludes to architecture and building in the landscape, as well as man’s impact on nature.

Details

  • Title: Slits Cut into Frozen Snow, Stormy...Blencathra, Cumbria, 12 February 1988 Slits Cut into Frozen Snow, Stormy...Blencathra, Cumbria, 12 February 1988
  • Creator: Andy Goldsworthy, Andy Goldsworthy
  • Date: 1988, 1988
  • Medium: Series of four Cibachrome prints, Series of four Cibachrome prints
  • Dimensions: 87.5 x 116.2 each, 87.5 x 116.2 each
  • Copyright: © Andy Goldsworthy, © Andy Goldsworthy
  • Artist's Dates: b.1956, b.1956

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