One thing about Forsythia.

There is a new trend this winter: people break icicles off of their houses and stick them pointing upright out of a snowbank, like spikes. I like this. I probably shouldn’t–I’m sure it is dangerous, but I like the aesthetic. It’s about time we did something creative with our icicles, where previously the British have outdone us, or at least Andy Goldsworthy has:

Andy Goldsworthy is The Man, if I may say so. Remind me to scan pictures of a project I did based on his work. In fact, I’m going to spend ten minutes looking for those pictures right now…

Well, I couldn’t find them. And after I gave up looking I went to pick up some dinner, so actually it’s been more than ten minutes that have passed and I’m sure you are just dying to know what this Andy Goldsworthy project of mine looked like but you’ll just have to keep on waiting. For now I’ll just tell you it involved Forsythia and a pool of mud, and yes, a clumsy neighborhood dog did come very close to destroying my vision, but no, he did not prevail.

Edit: Greetings friends from around the globe–it seems that this is my most popular post, and probably you reached it by searching for Andy Goldsworthy, and maybe you were disappointed to find I didn’t have much more insight to offer on the genius of a man. But maybe you would still accept my invitation to visit the rest of my blog, simply by clicking the magic link which is here. Thanks!

10 Responses

  1. I know! He is so cool. I am doing a report on him and it is really quite hard to find any info on him.

    -Lulu

    Bea: Thanks for reading, Lulu! When I did my Andy Goldsworthy project I was able to find some incredible books at the library with full color photos which are always more impressive than internet photos. I wish I could remember which books they were for you!

  2. Ah yes, forsythia, mud, and a dog…I like the way you write…a person just gets carried along. A few years ago, on a whim, I stuck some icicles in a snow bank in my yard. Never knew I was on to something! My efforts weren’t anything close to the same artistic genius of Andy Goldsworthy…but, oh, what fun!

    PJ

    Bea: Thank you for reading my blog, PJ! Andy makes it look so simple, doesn’t he?

  3. This piece of art is very interesting..my friend and i are talking bout wut is is..i say it is more of a star shape…but she insists that it is a sea urchan. uhmm any thought?

    Bea: Hm… I think both guesses are interesting. I probably would have said star at first, but the sea urchin idea also seems right, especially since stars are actually spheres and we only perceive their pointed ends because of… well…. something to do with our eyes?

  4. so im doing conceptual frame on him for school right now. pretty much our work this quarter will be on him. we’re going on some excursion to malabar somewhere to see what we can come up with on the coast. should be good fun. i also watched a dvd documentary on his work. i don’t remember what its called but it is so incredible to watch him actually making these works in nature completely spontaneously.

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  6. […] 25, 2008 by Beatricks After months of befuddlement, I finally figured out why my post entitled One Thing About Forsythia is wildly popular, globally speaking even, and has probably thrown a monkey wrench in any […]

  7. nice information. i’m doing a project on andy goldsworthy andi need to know what his scultures are called so it would be better if you wrote what the sculptures name is.

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