Andy Goldsworthy is an English sculptor, photographer, and environmentalist world famous for his temporary landscape art installations made of leaves, sticks, stones, feathers, and everything else he finds in nature. He utilizes the color, shapes, and textures of the found elements to compose mesmerizing pieces.
When I make something, in a field, street or altering the landscape, it may vanish, but it’s part of the history of those places. In the early days, my work was about collapse and decay. Now some of the changes that occur are too beautiful to be described as simply decay. At Folkestone, I got up early one morning ahead of an incoming tide and covered a boulder in poppy petals. It was calm, and the sea slowly and gently washed away the petals, stripping the boulder and creating splashes of red in the sea. The harbor from which many troops left for war was in the background.Andy Goldsworthy