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I enjoyed the responses I made to Andy Goldsworthys' sculptures because they're bizarre and irregular sculptures such as synthetic onto organic forms encouraged me to explore the theme more.

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Introduction

Andy Goldsworthy Andy Goldsworthy, (born 1956) is a remarkable environmental sculptor (working in the landscape today) in which his uses of natural surroundings create an art form. He explores and experiments with various organic substances such as twigs, leaves, stones snow and ice, as well as artificial paints, cuttings and holes. He then photographs each sculpture right after he makes it. Goldsworthys artwork reinforces the relationship of human existence within nature. In relation to my project, I studied one of his books called, 'Hand to Earth'. This book covers the beautifully produced sculptors he has made between 1976 and 1990. Whilst I looked through this book I found his techniques very fascinating, which generally inspired me into following some of his paths for my final piece. I could see that he particularly enjoyed the theme of holes and cracks within nature and grounds. Green sticks Partly scraped and rubbed Holes in natural substances As a response to one of his pieces I collected a bundle of branches and leaves in order to try and cut a whole in the centre. ...read more.

Middle

Again I really liked this idea because the whole idea of holes links in well with them theme of underneath simply because a hole on the ground is underneath and underneath again. As a response I took a picture of large stones on the ground covered with cracks, and by photocopying this image to a larger scale, I split the rocks in two separated grounds to make it look as though they are also brought to an edge. After researching and studying his sculptures, I came to a personal conclusion about them that the use of holes in the ground (or nature in general) was to disconnect and separate nature. Also to show nature and Earth being disturbed by humans. After deducing this, I decided to experiment with some of my own ideas about humans disturbing the nature of things. Painted Rocks I started off by collecting organic stones and began painting them with gold paint. I used gold because it is particularly attractive and shiny. In addition I am showing the contrast between Richard Longs very natural and subtle sculptures as oppose to Goldsworthys' use of artificial and unexpected colouring onto Earth materials and manipulated landscape. ...read more.

Conclusion

I found Magrittes work very exciting because I gained a complete different sensation to his paintings than any other artist I researched. Overall I think the outcome of my final turned out quite well however not really how I wanted. Although I made sure I carefully planned all that I would do, I still had many difficulties in the final exam. The scale I wanted to draw the stones in were just right because I had already made a format that I could refer to check the size of the stone drawing with. This was very useful, as well as the mock up that I did. On the other hand I experienced some problems whilst painting and sponging acrylic onto paper simply because I had a few accidents where the wrong paints got onto the paper by the sponge and therefore it meant I had to remake the stone. I also felt as though I did was unable to put in full effort into making the rocks due to the time limit. Although my final may not look like tough work, I am sure it was not trouble-free constructing each rock individually in the right proportion, cutting and pasting then putting them all together in the right composition. ...read more.

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