Tuesday, April 8, 2014

G is for Goldsworthy

My beaded "G" looks more like a "6".  Maybe I'll put this in a new series of numbers and eventually make a replacement "G".  Can't quite get to it now as I still have 13 letters to finish before I hit "Z"!  Enough self pity, back to art. 

Art, in all its limitless incarnations, can come in the form of hands-on manipulation of nature.  One of my very favorite modern artists is Andy Goldsworthy.  I've watched videos of him working.  He combines a beautiful child-like quality of nature-exploration and love of the natural world with a very adult-like sense of aesthetics, patience and perseverance.  I wish I could have grown up to be him, well in girl form. 

He has produced so many stunning images I encourage you to do a search for him and take a look.



"I enjoy the freedom of just using my hands and "found" tools--a sharp stone, the quill of a feather, thorns. I take the opportunities each day offers: if it is snowing, I work with snow, at leaf-fall it will be with leaves; a blown-over tree becomes a source of twigs and branches. I stop at a place or pick up a material because I feel that there is something to be discovered. Here is where I can learn. " 

Quotes from http://www.morning-earth.org/ARTISTNATURALISTS/AN_Goldsworthy.html#ownwords
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  1. I love his stone art! He'd have a field day on the beaches here....more stones than sand in some places!

  2. Dear Liz, I LOVE YOUR WORK! I am in Bead Soup BP 8 as well -- How on earth have I missed out on your blog before? I am now your follower--we have a lot in common.
    I love your G. this is an awesome way to combine jewelry and the A-Z !!! jean

  3. I love your bead letters. They are awesome. I love art as well I do a lot of drawing.


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