Andy Goldsworthy via Google Earth
Below are Google Earth images of several of environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy’s more monumental sculptures. He works with natural materials and attempts to seamlessly integrate his pieces with the context in which they are placed. Often his works are small and temporary - collections of leaves, rocks or ice shards - the most ephemeral lasting mere minutes before being reabsorbed into their surroundings. These larger pieces are more immense and permanent, but their elegance and flow shows how well Goldsworthy’s approach scales even to these colossal proportions.
Some of these were a bit difficult to track down. I knew the general area where they were located, but had to search for them in the aerial photography. The pieces in England where not covered by high-resolution imagery, so for those I created custom layers using images taken from Windows Live Maps, which often has better coverage, although with a weaker user interface.
Click on the images to see them in context:
Other photographs and perspectives here.
The 2,278-foot-long wall meanders through the woods before spanning a pond.
This 400-foot-long wall was built with the stone from buildings damaged in the 1906 and 1989 earthquakes.