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InvisibleSwami
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Rivers and Tides
    #4326415 - 06/22/05 10:10 PM (12 years, 2 days ago)

Just got through watching an artist's documentary. The film is slow with lots of beautiful scenery and a running commentary from the artist, Andy Goldsworthy, in which he tries to express his connection to the seasons and moods of the earth. He is strongly attracted to water.

The thrust of the film is his creation of temporary works of art based on the surroundings of the natural environment that he is in. His canvas is nature and his tools are mud, stone, reeds, sticks, flowers, and leaves.

Most unusual and done with both a sculptor's and photographer's outlook.

In one scene he breaks up icicles and attaches them to a rock in spirals. In another he makes a beautiful colored pattern in a small pool using different colored leaves.

His trademark seems to be making large eggs out of stone and sticks and another recurring theme is the serpentine shape of a river.

Hard to explain his style, but captivating. If you are not into nature or non-traditional art, you will find this DVD boring.

I was fascinated and will go down to Lake Mead in the near future to create my own natural "masterpiece" and will post a photo or two here.

Others might want to do a search to get inspired and try something similar, but unique.


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Re: Rivers and Tides [Re: Swami]
    #4326420 - 06/22/05 10:11 PM (12 years, 2 days ago)

..and bears!


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Re: Rivers and Tides [Re: Swami]
    #4326456 - 06/22/05 10:21 PM (12 years, 2 days ago)

I enjoy similar artistic natural modifications. I have built interesting dams across stream and built large and small medicine wheels with stones and mud. It is a fun outdoor activity.


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Re: Rivers and Tides [Re: Huehuecoyotl]
    #4326474 - 06/22/05 10:27 PM (12 years, 2 days ago)

When I was a kid, we were up at midnight and packed snow across a quiet and already narrow street intersection thus blocking two streets and then added water until it was solid barrier of ice. We got up early to watch the traffic back up.

Ah, the mischievious joys of being a young rogue.


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Re: Rivers and Tides [Re: OldWoodSpecter]
    #4326487 - 06/22/05 10:29 PM (12 years, 2 days ago)

Quote:

OldWoodSpecter said:
..and bears!




rivers and tides and bears, oh my!
Rivers and tides and bears, oh my!!
Rivers and tides and bears, oh my !!!!


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Re: Rivers and Tides [Re: Swami]
    #4326496 - 06/22/05 10:32 PM (12 years, 2 days ago)

A friend of mine filled a road pylon with concrete once....along came this guy just nailing pylons at 100mph...


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Re: Rivers and Tides [Re: Huehuecoyotl]
    #4326506 - 06/22/05 10:35 PM (12 years, 2 days ago)

OUCH!

Why do you refer to yourself as "a friend"?  :wink:


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Re: Rivers and Tides [Re: Swami]
    #4326519 - 06/22/05 10:39 PM (12 years, 2 days ago)

I would not do that...I am much nicer than that. My friend was 14 at the time and not very considerate.


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Re: Rivers and Tides [Re: Huehuecoyotl]
    #4326614 - 06/22/05 11:01 PM (12 years, 2 days ago)

It's ok Hue, we're not here to judge you. I was always partial to explosions things.

I spent the better part of my workday yesterday making sandcastles. Reeds make excellent sculpting tools.


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Re: Rivers and Tides [Re: Swami]
    #4326638 - 06/22/05 11:07 PM (12 years, 2 days ago)

"We got up early to watch the traffic back up."

Thankfully, you have moved from vandalism to art affecianado... :smile:

When I was about 14, we used to spit on cars from the freeway overpass.  I quit because even though we had fun doing it, I worried that someone might get distracted or even wreck thinking we were dropping rocks instead of spitting.

My friend, however, continued to spit.  One day, a guy drove up in a nice Corvette convertible and my friend let fly with a huge spitball perfectly timed.  He nailed the guy.  My friend seemed quite happy until a while later the guy tracked us down. 

While we easily fled to the woods after he told us to "wait here" as he went to a house to call police, it was a bit unnerving...

I woke up a little after that as to vandalism... :smile:


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Re: Rivers and Tides [Re: Swami]
    #4326655 - 06/22/05 11:11 PM (12 years, 2 days ago)

Did he build a whole bunch of sculptures out of stones and what not that were found in nature/area? I think i MIGHT have seen some of his work.


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Re: Rivers and Tides [Re: Zero7a1]
    #4326748 - 06/22/05 11:49 PM (12 years, 2 days ago)

He did a winding stone wall through a forest, some stone "eggs" and a stone portal.

I love creativity, especially when taken in a new direction.


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