I hosted my birthday party this weekend. A girls’ night. I wanted to polish the decor a little bit by setting out some of my “adult” things out that are normally out of the reach of little hands. Nothing too scandalous…candles, wine, and my two Andy Goldsworthy art books.
I was thrilled this afternoon when my two-year-old started leafing through “A collaboration with nature” and exclaimed “These are leaves! These things are all rocks!” Both kids snuggled up with me and looked at the whole book, interested in the captions of how the artwork was made. I loved that they could grasp this art and enjoy it. I would recommend it to any parents reading this as a great introduction to art and seeing the beauty in nature to your own kids.
Each installation is so incredible, made of simple leaves, thorns, ice, even holes. Here are a few examples to get you started. When I look at his work, I just want to move into the wilderness and do stuff like this every day.
All images copyright Andy Goldsworthy.