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Title

Leaf throws, Blairgowerie, Perthshire, Tayside, 3 January 1989

1989

Artist

Andy Goldsworthy

England, Scotland

26 Jul 1956 –

Alternate image of Leaf throws, Blairgowerie, Perthshire, Tayside, 3 January 1989 by Andy Goldsworthy
Alternate image of Leaf throws, Blairgowerie, Perthshire, Tayside, 3 January 1989 by Andy Goldsworthy
Alternate image of Leaf throws, Blairgowerie, Perthshire, Tayside, 3 January 1989 by Andy Goldsworthy
Alternate image of Leaf throws, Blairgowerie, Perthshire, Tayside, 3 January 1989 by Andy Goldsworthy
  • Details

    Date
    1989
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    4 Cibachrome photographs, unique prints
    Edition
    unique prints
    Dimensions
    4 photographs: each 68.5 x 201.9 x 4.5 cm frame
    Credit
    Purchased with funds provided by Bret Walker SC 2006
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    61.2006.a-d
    Copyright
    © Andy Goldsworthy. Courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York

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    Artist information
    Andy Goldsworthy

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    British sculptor and land artist Andy Goldsworthy works with the natural landscape producing site specific sculptures and installations. Working in locations as diverse as the North Pole, the Lake District in England, the Australian desert and Dumfriesshire, south west Scotland, where he has lived since 1986, Goldsworthy’s works are reliant on the environment and weather and he brings nothing with him to a location using only natural and found objects.

    As his works are mostly ephemeral, photography plays an important role documenting their transient state. Goldsworthy has said: “Each work grows, stays, decays – integral parts of a cycle which the photograph shows at its heights, marking the moment when the work is most alive. There is an intensity about a work at its peak that I hope is expressed in the image. Process and decay are implicit.”1 In this case the artist has not carefully placed objects in the landscape but captured a moment when in collaboration with nature he consigns the leaves to the wind.

    1. http://www.boutwelldrapergallery.com.au/imagesart/bdg_Goldsworthy_Text2_for_web.pdf

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

    • Anthony Bond OAM (Curator), Landmarks, Katoomba, 2017, 12-3 (colour illus.), 21.