Andy Goldsworthy was born 26th July 1956. He is a British sculptor as well as a photographer and environmentalist. He is mostly known for his site specific art which is about putting a sculpture into a natural and environmental environment and making it part of the site. He currently lives and works in Scotland.
He created this mood by experiencing the storm itself. I thinks it's a crazy idea to lie in the middle of a park waiting for a storm to finish. Many others would think of it crazy too and this is why the mood is so powerful because he commited this crazy idea.
I personally like this piece of work as it's very different to any piece of art you see everyday. It's temporary which means it will dissappear eventually and for the artist it's the experience of the storm that makes this piece of art significant.
The hardest part of creating such art is patience. We do not know how long the storm lasted whether it was a couple of minutes of hours. The artist must have been durable and extremely commited to creating such art.
The artist used a very unusual piece of media which was rain. Rarely is nature itself used in art, but Andy Goldworthy work around the nature itself which makes him a very different and original artist.
I think he wanted to say that an experience can be put into art. The experience of him sitting through the storm is a memory in the shape he left being after the storm.
I decided to use this artist in my work not only because the technique he used was original, but the idea of sitting in the rain still and leaving the dry land behind links to my theme of memories and also has some links to other artists such as Hodgkin. Placing a memory in a piece of art.
I think that Andy Goldsworthy is anrtist that links directly to my window installation. He does site-specific art and my window installation is also site-specific because it will be on a big display. The techniques and processes of the artist might not have the biggest link to what I want to do, but I want to combine some of my final work to him as part of the installation.