Last fall, I was posting photos of leaves frequently. On one of my posts, a comment mentioned the artist Andrew Goldsworthy. I had never heard of Goldsworthy before, but that comment sent me on a wonderful web search that lasted for a few hours.
Goldsworthy is a British artist who uses found objects in nature to build installations. Much of his work deals with the impermanence and decay of nature, and of art. Since the installations are not intended to last, Goldsworthy photographs them. But, since they decay, as Goldsworthy has noted, they still exist in a different form.
Based on that one afternoon of web searching, I decided to use one of Goldsworthy’s ideas and shoot multiple hued leaves. I had already been thinking about how there were so many colors in the fall, but I had no idea when I started that I would be able to find leaves representing every color of the rainbow. You can see my Roy G Biv colored leaves that I did here. You can read more about Goldsworthy and browse through a catalog of more than 3500 photos here. It’s a link that may suck you in, but if, like me, you find his work fascinating, you won’t even notice the time slipping by.
Here are a few Goldworthy-inspired creations of mine:
While Goldsworthy uses pieces and parts of natural objects to construct new objects, I like to deconstruct them. I am amazed at how complex the simplest of flowers can be, at what parts are not seen unless you look carefully. Here are a few examples from weeds and wildflowers I’ve gathered in the last few days:
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