Stone Sea, 2012
Arch dimensions variable
Site-specific installation: St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri
Stone Sea, 2012
Site-specific permanent installation: Presidio of San Francisco, California. For-site Foundation.
Strangler Cairn, 2011
Mary Valley Slate & Granite
Approx. 3.74 x 2.6 meters
Conondale Range Great Walk, Conondale National Park, Queensland, Australia
White Walls, 2007
Installation view: Galerie Lelong, New York, 2007
Pictured: Day 3
Buckingham Virginia Slate
139 x 35 feet (42.4 x 10.7 m)
Site-specific installation: National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Garden of Stones, 2003
Dwarf oak saplings, boulders
Permanent, site-specific installation: Museum of Jewish Heritage, Battery Park Plaza, New York
Sponsored by the Public Art Fund and the Museum of Jewish Heritage
Photo: Melanie Einzig
Pictured: May 2010
Storm King Wall, 1997-98
Approx. 5 x 2,278 feet (1.5 x 694.3 m)
Site-specific sculpture at Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York
In a diverse career spanning four decades, Andy Goldsworthy has become one of the most prominent and iconic contemporary sculptors. In photographs, sculptures, installations, and films, Goldsworthy documents his explorations of the effects of time, the relationship between humans and their natural surroundings, and the beauty in loss and regeneration. Goldsworthy’s permanent projects and ephemeral works contrast in their scale, tension, and lifetime, but are unified through their responses to the environment and his constant investigation into understanding the landscape he is in.
Recent permanent site-specific installations by Goldsworthy include Stone Sea, Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri; Chaumont Cairn, Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, France; Path and Rising Stone, Albright Knox Art Gallery, New York; and Wood Line, Presidio of San Francisco, California.
Other permanent works can be seen at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; de Young Museum, California; Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York; Storm King Art Center, New York; Stanford University, California; and Haute Provence Geological Reserve in Digne-les-Bains, France, among numerous other sites. Major solo exhibitions of Goldsworthy's work have been presented by the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, England; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Spain; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Neuberger Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, California; and Des Moines Art Center, Illinois.
The artist was born in Cheshire, England, in 1956, and is now based in Scotland.