Environmental Art in the school grounds
Andy Goldsworthy is a British artist
who has a worldwide reputation as a creator of extraordinary works of
art. He works exclusively with the materials that he finds in the outdoor
environment. Snow, ice, rock, pebbles, leaves, twigs, dandelion heads,
sand, soil - wherever he is Andy Goldsworthy uses whatever is around
him to make sculpture. His work is ephemeral and he records his creations
with fine colour photographs.
We looked at three books of Goldsworthy's photographs - Wood, Stone
and Time. The children were very impressed with what they saw and loved
We went into the school grounds and the children amazed us all with
the skill and imagination they showed in taking his ideas and using
them to inform their own sculptures. They did not try to copy the work
that they had seen but made their own art following his principles.
We recorded their work with these digital
Three Year Two
girls make a pebble line which snakes around one of the wooden benches
at the edge of the playground.
The finished work.
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see the other splendid environmental artwork produced produced by Year