Inspiration: Artist - Andy Goldsworthy


Recently we have focused our attention a trifle more on the work of Andy Goldsworthy, an environmental sculptor who explores and experiments with various natural materials to create brilliantly creative and soul fulfilling art. He certainly has an amazing way of seeing beauty with an uncommon perspectives and inspiring vision.

On a recent trip to the De Young Museum in Golden Gate Park, we spent some time studying his brilliant installation in the entry court. It is an “ever so simple” continuous crack through the front entry walk and into courtyard and up the main entrance door – but absolutely brilliant. The 'Faultline' installation was inspired by the unique character of California's tectonic topography as well as the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake which deemed the old De Young Museum unsafe. The New De Young building has been built with state of the art seismic technology to withstand intense earthquakes. If you have not seen it, you must!
A must read for any Goldsworthy fan is the book entitled, Andy Goldsworthy: A Collaboration with Nature, which highlights other brilliant work of this landscape artist. There are several installations throughout the bay which we intend to explore – One is at the Runnymede Sculpture Farm in Woodside – a “must see” for any art lover! See a few of our favorite Andy Goldsworthy installations below!