Glossary

Yellow Brush

Andy Goldsworthy

Andy Goldsworthy is a contemporary environmental artist known mainly for his sculptural work.

 

 

He creates sculptures using natural materials, such as brightly coloured flowers, icicles, leaves, mud, pinecones, snow, stone, twigs, and thorns. His work is usually temporary and is photographed to record it. His work is known as land art.

 

 

His inspiration comes from nature itself and from the land art movement of the 1960s and ’70s.

 

 

Artists who also work with natural materials and the environment include Richard Long, Guiseppe Penone, Nancy Holt, Robert Smithson, and David Nash.

 

 

You can see an example of one of Andy Goldsworthy’s works on Link: ‘Red leaf patch’  on the digital catalogue of the University of Glasgow.

 

Kapow Primary lessons referring to Andy Goldsworthy

 

Kapow Primary Art: KS1: Y1: Sculptures and collages: Plant collage