Andy Goldsworthy

born 1956

Andy Goldsworthy

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Artist Andy Goldsworthy was born in Cheshire, England, in 1956. He completed his studies at Bradford College of Art (1974-75) and Preston Polytechnic (1975-78). Goldsworthy’s work is about growth and change, the nature and passage of time and the concept that as individuals we all are here for just a moment in time but nature endures. He often creates temporary sculptures outdoors, but documents his work as it changes with its environment through photography. Spanning several continents, his work has been made in the Northern Territories of Canada, the North Pole, Japan, and the Australian Outback.

Goldsworthy lives in Penpont, Dumfriesshire, Scotland near the Cairn River. Although Goldsworthy travels constantly, he considers his art to be rooted in the British landscape. He works in collaboration with nature and thrives on what nature offers in terms of change, decay, regeneration and power. In nature he experiences and studies the change of time and of the seasons.

Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation

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