"HAND TO EARTH. ANDY GOLDSWORTHY SCULPTURE 1976-1990". Collectif. Editions W.S. Maney & Son Ltd. en collaboration avec The Henry Moore Centre for the Study of Sculpture. 1991.
HAND TO EARTH. ANDY GOLDSWORTHY SCULPTURE 1976-1990
"HAND TO EARTH. ANDY GOLDSWORTHY SCULPTURE 1976-1990". Collectif. Editions W.S. Maney & Son Ltd. en collaboration avec The Henry Moore Centre for the Study of Sculpture. 1991. Petit in-4, dos droit, couverture souple cartonnée photo. 196 pages. Texte en anglais illustré de très nombreuses reproductions photographiques noir & blanc et couleurs, in-texte et hors texte de travaux d'Andy Goldsworthy. Ouvrage réalisé dans le cadre de l'exposition itinérante éponyme qui débuta à la Leeds City Art Gallery du 22 Juin au 29 Juillet 1990.
"My approach to the photograph is kept simple, almost routine. All work, good or bad, is documented. I use standard film, lenses and no filters. Taking the photograph is not a casual act. It is very demanding and a balance is kept in which documentation does not interrupt the making. Each work grows, stays, decays - integral parts of cycle which the photograph shows as its height, marking the moment when the work is most alive. There is an intensity about a work at its peak that I hope is expressed in the image. Process and decay are implicit in that moment. A drawing or painting would be too defined. The photographs leave the reason and spirit of the work outside. They are not the purpose but the result of my art. As Yves Klein said of his monochrome paintings: 'They are the left-overs from the creative process, the ashes. My pictures, after all, are only the title deeds to my property which I have to produce when I am asked to prove that I am a proprietor.' That art should be permanent or impermanent is not the issue. Transience in my work reflect what i find in nature and should not be confused with an attitude towards art generally. I have never been against the well made or long lasting..."