8/21/2006

Documentary Film Of The Day - Rivers And Tides...

Prior to seeing this film, I had been a fan of the artwork of Andy Goldsworthy. Andy is a soft-spoken man from Scotland. His artwork consists of taking natural elements (rocks, sticks, ice, flowers, etc.) and rearranging them in very dramatic ways. Like nature, his work is always in flux and can be very temporary, sometimes lasting just long enough to snap a picture before wind or changing tides destroy what took hours to create. Andy has incredible patience and it shows in this movie. This is a movie for when you just want to relax. It is very soothing, but also provides a great look at the creative process that takes place. Even if you don't see this film, next time you're at a bookstore, look him up. The stuff he does is incredible.

2 comments:

Beth said...

Brilliant recommendation. I LOVE Andy Goldsworthy's work. I've seen some of his installations, in Atlanta, Savannah, Athens, and La Jolla. At the La Jolla exhibit -- where one of his cairns was on display -- we saw a film (this one? can't remember) and his diary of the process in developing the cairn. I think his work is beautiful, and I have two or three of his books.

Megan said...

Hey, I'm at a bookstore right now! I just looked him up and we got nothin'. I'll put him on order and spread the good word.