Choose two of the six works in this post to compare and contrast (Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Running Fence 1976, the ancient Nazca Line Monkey in Peru, Surrounded Islands by Christo and Jeanne-Claude 1983 (click here to see Christo talk about his work), Richard Long’s Walking a Line in Peru 1972 (click here for a recent video review), Giuseppe Penone’s Tree Door 1993 (where he carefully carves away to reveal the sapling within), and Nancy Holt’s Sun Tunnels 1973-76). Click on some of the links to find out more. Then think about the process used to create them (number of people required, time and energy taken, location, materials, etc…) and how this process relates to your understanding and interpretation of the works’ meaning(s). Consider at least two of the following concepts in your response: orientation, structure, sublime, minimalism, contrast, temporal vs permanent and collaboration. Click on the images to view them in greater detail.
And a few more video links for your enjoyment:
Ned Kahn: an artist who works with visualizing wind on the surface of buildings. Click this one for sure!
Patrick Marold: sculptor / friend who worked with Andy Goldsworthy for a few years.