Andy Goldsworthy

Artist, Andy Goldsworthy, creates environmental art sculptures from objects he finds in nature, like leaves, rocks, and snow.  The textures, colors, and shapes of his objects are important for his sculptures. Can you determine which natural materials he used for these sculptures? (Studio Habit of Mind- Stretch and Explore)

Andy Goldsworthy creates his environmental art and then leaves it outside.  What do you think happens when he leaves it outside? Why do you think he does that?

Does Andy always succeed with his sculptures? What do you think he does when things don’t go the way he planned? (Studio Habit of Mind- Engage and Persist, Reflect)

Here are some student-created environmental sculptures.