Currently lives and works in Dumfriesshire, Scotland.
Andy Goldsworthy travels the world creating site-specific installations, sculptures both permanent and ephemeral, and public commissions, focusing primarily on the use of natural materials that are indigenous to the area he is working in. Over the last three decades, Goldsworthy’s explorations of nature have enabled him to create works that both developed and deepened his understanding of the natural world and his relationship to it
After visiting Western New York, Goldsworthy proposed a work, Herd of Stones, which embodies and celebrates the ever-changing character of our particular climate, as well as the evolution of our region’s geological makeup. Granite boulders are heated internally causing a reaction with the the current weather conditions. Sometimes an ephemeral mist will rise fromthe boulders while at other times they lay still and dormant.
On view at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery