I had no idea that there were a couple of Andy Goldsworthy pieces in the Presidio in SF.

After watching (or re-watching) the film about the artist, Rivers and Tides, we headed over as a class. I recommend the film. It’s beautiful and raises some interesting questions. One of the things that struck me which we didn’t discuss at the time was the idea of playing at being something (playing at being an artist, for example) as at odds with honoring someone or something. There are a whole host of environmental questions that the film raises, though. What counts as environmental art? What does it mean to understand a stone? a color? What’s the role of absence in our relation to nature?

Photos of the Spire and the Wood Line.

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