Molly Donovan, curator of modern and contemporary art at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., co-author of "The Andy Goldsworthy Project," will discuss the work of Andy Goldsworthy. Above is one of his more famous works, which represents an earthquake's effects on terrain.

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Curator and Author to Speak at Pacific about Andy Goldsworthy’s Artwork

by Lily PenfoldMar 13, 2012

Natural resources, such as stones, tree branches, flowers, and mud are the materials artist Andy Goldsworthy uses to create stunning pieces of art. Whether it is sticks placed in a symmetrical shape, or the use of stones to depict a space that represents an earthquake's effects on our terrain, Goldsworthy creates art that blends in with nature. Because the art is often temporary, it is captured through photography.   Goldsworthy's creations have significantly changed the way art interacts with the natural environment.

Molly Donovan, curator of modern and contemporary art at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., is the co-author of "The Andy Goldsworthy Project," a book that documents the works of Goldsworthy. Donovan covered Goldsworthy's work while he created an art exhibit for the National Gallery of Art at Government Island in Strafford County, Va.

Goldsworthy is from Scotland and has created works of art on three continents. A sculptor and photographer, he utilizes natural materials from the environment to create his masterpieces. In 2005, Goldsworthy created "Drawn Stone" for the de Young Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

The Powell Scholars Program is bringing Donovan to speak at Pacific at 6 p.m. on April 3 in the Janet Leigh Theatre. A reception will be held in Donovan's honor at 5 p.m. in the Regents room on Pacific's Stockton campus.

For more information visit https://calendar.pacific.edu/event/the_art_of_andy_goldsworthy#.T1aE2IePW5I

 
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