Andy Goldsworthy

B. July 26, 1956 | Penpont, Scotland

“I am no longer content simply to make objects; instead of placing works upon a stone, I am drawn to the stone itself. I want to explore the space within and around the stone through a touch that is a brief moment in its life. A long resting stone is not an object in the landscape but a deeply ingrained witness to time and a focus of energy for its surroundings.” – Andy Goldsworthy, “Stone,” 1994.

In this FSA Inspiration, we feature British sculptor, photographer, and environmentalist Andy Goldsworthy (b. 1956). Specializing in site-specific and ephemeral works utilizing materials found in nature, Goldsworthy’s practice continues the legacy of the Land and Earthwork artists of the late 1960s – 1970s. His ongoing engagement with nature demonstrates the collaborative process between humans and the earth, that in turn, exemplifies a living presence within all things.