Earth art is the art of using nature and natural materials, like water, soil, rocks…etc. With this

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Earth art is the art of using nature and natural materials, like water, soil, rocks…etc. With this you can create anything from sculptures to landscape art in the open. The genre originally started in late 1960’s in the US. Artists were starting to protest against artificial and commercialized art. They want to do something that was big and unmovable; art that couldn’t be placed in museums. (Lanz, C.K) However, sometimes this would be contradicting, as people would pay a lot of money to buy the materials for the art, and make the art in rich areas. Some common features include large-scale works of curtains, islands full of different colors, patterns on the earth etc. (Land art) Some famous artists in this genre are: Robert Smithson, Andy…show more content…
Only once in his career did he make something for the Museum of Jewish Heritage. It was supposed to be a memorial to the Holocaust as seen in figure 1. Apparently, he wanted to portray the harsh life in the holocaust and the difficulty of living through it. (Andy Goldsworthy Biography)

Some of his motivations are just the pure factors of nature itself. He wants to show combination of “transformation, movement, light, development and decay” in his pieces (Andy Goldsworthy-Defluence). He uses the natural materials to represent life. He enjoys the difficulties of making art in the outside; he likes challenges with Mother Nature and won’t let anything stop him. For example in the video we watched in class, he would be working in the rain, or in the freezing cold. All he wants to make is art. He wants to show us how nature doesn’t stay the same, and that it gets wrecked (“Andy Goldsworthy-Defluence). Andy Goldsworthy wants to show us the true beauty of nature. He also has another major intention: “’The fact is that we live our lives on top of other people's. That's why I don't like work that claims a place. That's not the intention.’” He doesn’t always want permanent art in a place, it can call its own, because that’s not true-it can’t take a place. This brings me to the next point: Andy wants to portray the power of Mother Nature; we have no control over it. Not even science to this day can save us from earthquakes and tsunamis. It’s part of

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