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Andy Goldsworthy

British,  Artist
Total Quotes : 37
Some Performer Sculptures

I am not a performer but occasionally I deliberately work in a public context. Some sculptures need the movement of people around them to work.

- Andy Goldsworthy

Nature Special Patch

Even in winter an isolated patch of snow has a special quality.

- Andy Goldsworthy

I Am Heat Returning

Fire is the origin of stone. By working the stone with heat, I am returning it to its source.

- Andy Goldsworthy

Enjoy Working Subversive

I enjoy working in a quiet and subversive way.

- Andy Goldsworthy

All My Work Beneath

As with all my work, whether it's a leaf on a rock or ice on a rock, I'm trying to get beneath the surface appearance of things. Working the surface of a stone is an attempt to understand the internal energy of the stone.

- Andy Goldsworthy

Purpose Though Part

Confrontation is something that I accept as part of the project though not its purpose.

- Andy Goldsworthy

Small Tests Larger

I did tests on small stones before collecting and committing myself to the larger ones.

- Andy Goldsworthy

Process Through Having

Abandoning the project was incredibly stressful after having gone through the process of building the room, installing the kiln, collecting the stones, sitting with the kiln day and night as it came to temperature, experiencing the failures.

- Andy Goldsworthy

Heat Using Theatrical

I'm cautious about using fire. It can become theatrical. I am interested in the heat, not the flames.

- Andy Goldsworthy

Hidden Streets Been

I have walked around the same streets so many times, and then seen a place that had been hidden to me. I now know the sites in a way that makes me think I could have made better use of the connections between place and snowball.

- Andy Goldsworthy

Japan Britain Another

I have worked with this red all over the world - in Japan, California, France, Britain, Australia - a vein running round the earth. It has taught me about the flow, energy and life that connects one place with another.

- Andy Goldsworthy

Memories Ingrained

A stone is ingrained with geological and historical memories.

- Andy Goldsworthy

Use Container Many Levels

A snowball is simple, direct and familiar to most of us. I use this simplicity as a container for feelings and ideas that function on many levels.

- Andy Goldsworthy

Deep Early 20s Put

The first snowball I froze was put in my mother's deep freeze when I was in my early 20s.

- Andy Goldsworthy

Side Other Works

People do not realise that many of my works are done in urban places. I was brought up on the edge of Leeds, five miles from the city centre-on one side were fields and on the other, the city.

- Andy Goldsworthy

Stones Many Contained

The early firings contained many stones.

- Andy Goldsworthy

Distance Which Putting

Photography is a way of putting distance between myself and the work which sometimes helps me to see more clearly what it is that I have made.

- Andy Goldsworthy

Watch Melt Unnerving

It's frightening and unnerving to watch a stone melt.

- Andy Goldsworthy

Hours Which Quick

It takes between three and six hours to make each snowball, depending on snow quality. Wet snow is quick to work with but also quick to thaw, which can lead to a tense journey to the cold store.

- Andy Goldsworthy

Leave Even Longer

People also leave presence in a place even when they are no longer there.

- Andy Goldsworthy