Friday’s Favourites.

Something a little different………..

Anthony  and  Andy

My two favourite sculptors.

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Anthony Gormley

Gormley’s sculptures use the human form to explore man’s existence in and relation to the world. He is primarily known for the lead figures cast from his own body.

I feel uncomfortable talking about this because all I know is it’s important to me that they have an authenticity that comes from a lived moment, and then, beyond that, I am aware that they are empty and nameless. They’re being, not doing, and they are waiting. They have time, we have consciousness, and they are waiting for the viewer’s thoughts and feelings.”

Andy Goldsworthy, Pebbles around a hole, Kinagashima-Cho, Japan (1987) andy_goldsworthy03 ag 600px-Sculpture_in_National_Museum_of_Scotland_by_Andy_Goldsworthy tumblr_lugafjv74c1qbqwc2o1_1280 tumblr_m5eaqx9Q691qajfv8o1_1280Andy Goldsworthy

Goldsworthy’s approach is to interrupt, shape, or in some other way temporarily alter or work with nature to produce his fragile, mutable pieces, with most of his works, ultimately, the materials used to create this piece returned to their natural state, leaving no trace of the artwork’s existence save for the photos he takes to record them.

“I want to get under the surface. When I work with a leaf, rock, stick, it is not just that material in itself, it is an opening into the processes of life within and around it. When I leave it, these processes continue.”

I hope you have enjoyed Anthony and Andy as much as I do. Have a great weekend, and a Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads.

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