Andy Goldsworthy’s Sculpture

I have strong evidence that Andy Goldsworthy is actually an alien. He and William Eggleston – who was most aptly described in an article as a man who takes photographs as though it was his first visit to planet Earth. Indeed. It was most likely Goldworthy’s ancestors who built Stonehenge. Now he is amongst us working on an utterly different creative plain. If his sculptures don’t sell you on this premise, then say his last name aloud, ‘Goldsworthy,’ and try and convince yourself it wasn’t fabricated from the minds of beings that have been intercepting AMC movie channel Bond marathons for too long.

Goldsworthy makes his work in and from nature. Often he photographs the sculptures and brings them back to galleries. B/c even aliens need to eat.

sculpture and photograph: ©Andy Goldsworthy

sculpture and photograph: ©Andy Goldsworthy

sculpture and photograph: ©Andy Goldsworthy

sculpture and photograph: ©Andy Goldsworthy

26 Responses to “Andy Goldsworthy’s Sculpture”
  1. E. Broadbridge says:

    Hi, i was just wondering where did you get the second photograph down from? And what date is it? Im writing a dissertation on Goldsworthy and that would be a great image to use. Thank you. E. Broadbridge

  2. admin says:

    Goldsworthy must be all the rage right now (deservedly), b/c you’re not the first to inquire about these images. Unfortunately I’m not going to be much help, b/c I pulled these pics from different (and now forgotten) corners of the web. Sorry. As a starting point I’d suggest seeing what galleries sell his work, museums that have it in their collections, and so on. Good luck.

  3. sedge says:

    goldsworthys works are so powerful wouldnt it be woderful to be just walking through an uninhabited part of any country to find this wonderfully human made but yet still natural pieces

  4. j. waltho says:

    hello i was wondering what the name of the second photograph is?
    im doing an art assignment on andy goldsworthy, and i dont know much about him.
    it would be great if u got back to me on some info about him and his artworks if possible.
    thankyou for your time.

  5. Jess Cantle says:

    Hi, i was also interested in the name of the second photograph. Ive found it difficult to research this art work on the net and it would be appreciated if i could just be given the title! As commented by j. waltho, some further information on Goldsworthy and this particular artwork would be great.


  6. admin says:

    Unfortunately, I don’t know the name if these particular pieces. Goldsworthy has a very nice book out of this work though, and it should have the names amongst other information on these pieces. I’d guess you could find it at major bookstores, as he’s pretty mainstream. Best of luck.

  7. Caelie says:

    Just in cast anyone else was wondering, it’s called “Dead Elm” from 2006. The link is and it can be found in Galerie Lelong-Paris.

    It’s way after the fact, but it can be frustrating trying to find this one.

  8. Kitty says:

    Finally! A name for that piece! Thank you very much 🙂

  9. Charlotte says:

    Andy goldsworthy is an interesting person to sudy i admit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  10. fre says:

    wow nice shit

  11. em says:

    what is the date for the second piece down?

  12. Julie says:

    They are so wonderful!!!

  13. Sweetpea says:

    Dead Elm – 2006

  14. Gareth Taylor says:

    Hey, could anyone tell me then name of the first piece please? I need a reference for my Art GCSE Coursework.

  15. ella says:

    what is the 2nd paragraphsinfomation im doing a proget 🙂 xx

  16. karen lown says:

    I too am a fan of this mans work. The yorkshire Sculpture Park has been lucky enough to have Goldsworthy as artist in residence twice in recent years. If you get a chance to visit it is well worth it as it displays his work outside in the natural landscape of wild yorkshire. Work similar to the dead elm can be seen using drystone walls as an inspiration.
    Go on – be brave and head north to the wilds of yorkshire and visit this fantastic sculpture park.

  17. cindy says:

    what is the last sculpture made of?

  18. wer werw says:

    He is an alien

  19. dffd ads says:

    The reason he makes twig art is because he lost his ufo and can’t make crop circles, (real ones.)

  20. D.a.r.b.y. says:

    That last comment is hilarious (crop circles)!

    I too am doing a project on Goldsworthy. If anyone finds the first image I’d love to be able to use it and cite it. It’s quite different than others with its brilliant colors. If anyone knows where to find that first image, please msg me m.a.g.i.L.d.L -AT- y.a.h.o.o. (no periods)

    Hey Mitchell, this is interesting …. before i found your blog, the other artist I was going to do my project on was Eggleston!

    My project is to emulate Goldsworthy. Has anyone done it? If so, let’s see your pictures!

  21. azindn says:

    Wow, for all the student’s doing research on Andy Goldsworthy and asking about names of his works, you need to be reading the numerous publications which he puts out on his work with his photographs. It’s called library research — stacks time.

  22. ropon says:

    hi i liked your work

  23. gigi says:

    what is the name of the 2nd one i need it for a art assesment?????

  24. tracy says:

    How does he make them so good

  25. Mauricio Sánchez-Alvarez says:

    Goldsworthy is very inspirational, because, besides being original, he makes you wonder on the possibilities of imagination and creativity. I’ve seen his video Rivers and tides and you can tell how dedicated ans simple he is. I am grateful for not only his work but for his effort.