Collaborating with Nature ~ in print and on dvd

As you might have guessed if you've read much of this blog, we don't spend a whole lot of time in front of the television. In fact, we don't own one, but Daddy being a film history scholar, we do rent and watch film. In the past several months, Zeal has been enjoying many of the old silent era films (that should probably be its very own post), but most recently he's be enthralled by the work of Andy Goldsworthy. This is Zeal's kind of art and expression of creativity!

Andy Goldsworthy is a British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist living in Scotland who produces site-specific sculpture and land art situated in natural and urban settings. His art involves the use of natural and found objects, to create both temporary and permanent sculptures which draw out the character of their environment.

We've been especially enjoying the many books Zeal has checked out from the library, renewed, and once that ran out checked out again. Here are some of his favorites:

but there are many, many more by Andy Goldsworthy that are worth exploring.

And add to that the documentary about the man himself, Rivers and Tides. I love watching this with Zeal for the simple reason that I get to watch Zeal watch it, learn from it, tilt his head and know that he is studying this man and his ways of creating.

Read more about Andy and see some of his works in this digital catalogue.

And here's a little clip from Rivers and Tides, Zeal's new favorite movie.


Joyce Anthony said...

We don't watch TV here either. It is amazing what kids love watching when the "junk" is out of the way--I have a 15 year old that loves the old musicals!!!

Helen said...

Thanks for posting the video. I really enjoyed it.