Andy Goldsworthy Art Project
To create a sculpture in the style of Andy Goldsworthy, it would be best to create your project outside if you can. The beach, a woodland or a field would be a great place to start!
First, find some interesting rocks, flowers, shells, feathers, leaves or other natural materials to use. Autumn is a great time to find leaves of various colours.
Next, mark out which pattern you'd like to use in the sand, earth or grass. Goldsworthy often uses circles, symmetry, spirals and wavy lines.
You can use a stick to scratch the markings into the sand and earth. To make the marks on the grass, lay the stick down and stand on it to flatten the blades of grass in the area you want to mark.
Place the natural materials you've found along the pattern you have marked out. Pay attention to how Goldsworthy uses the colours in his work: the leaves often fade from green, through yellow and orange to red and brown, and the rocks from light to dark. Use any natural markings they might have to your advantage. Don't worry about using all the materials you've found, use what works and fits with your piece.
Finally, photograph your piece to print and frame. Try taking different angles, framing and zooming in and out to see what works best. Andy Goldsworthy's work is usually temporary and left in nature, but taking a photo means you can keep your project for years to come.