He studied fine art at Bradford College of Art (1974-1975) and at Preston Polytechnic (1975-1978) where he received his Bachelor or Arts degree.
Why He Got Into Photography?
What Is His Style?
What Made Him Famous?
North West Arts Award- 1979
Yorkshire Arts Award- 1980
Northern Arts Award- 1981 & 1982
Northern Arts Bursary- 1986
Scottish Arts Council Award- 1987
Northern Electricity Arts Award- 1989
Appointed officer of the Order of the British Empire- 2000
"People also leave presence in a place even when they are no longer there."
"My art is an attempt to reach beyond the surface appearance, I want to see growth in wood, time in stone, nature in a city, and I do not mean its parks but a deeper understanding that a city is nature too-the ground upon which it is built, the stone with which it is made."
"As with all my work, whether it's a leaf on a rock or ice on a rock, I'm trying to get beneath the surface appearance of things. Working the surface of a stone is an attempt to understand the internal energy of the stone."
Quotes About His Work
"Andy Goldsworthy is a genius. I can't think of another late 20th century artist whose work is so enormously accessible and so hugely rewarding."
"Goldsworthy takes utterly mundane natural materials - leaves, sticks, stones, ice, grass, flowers - and alters them in ways that don't quite change them, but simply make us take notice."
"The work of Andy Goldsworthy is an inspirational meditation. He begins by going into nature and observing what is already there -- the subtleties of colors, the slight variance between similar rocks or twigs or leaves, the light and the texture. He then patiently creates each sculpture, laying a sense of order where none had been before."