Sculptures at Home: #3 Andy Goldsworthy

Sculptures at Home give you a chance to make your own artworks with materials that are commonly found at home. You can make them on your own, or with your family, pals, kids, pets, neighbours or anyone else you might be sharing your home with during these unprecedented times.

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.”

The materials used in Andy Goldsworthy’s art often include brightly coloured flowers, icicles, leaves, mud, pinecones, snow, stone, twigs, and thorns. He has been quoted as saying, “I think it’s incredibly brave to be working with flowers and leaves and petals. But I have to: I can’t edit the materials I work with. My remit is to work with nature as a whole.”

How To:

Use natural materials found in your garden, out on your daily walk, or leftovers from fruit/vegetables. Use these to make a simple pattern, shape or arrangement. Think about the repetition of shapes or the sorting into types or colours.

Like Goldsworthy, your pieces can be as simple or as complicated as you like. Check out our attempts below!

Photograph your finished piece – as it might not last! #sculpturesathome #spgathome