Landscape Sculpture, garden sculptures, and Andy Goldsworthy.
Sculpture by Bruno Torfs
Landscape Sculptures are the integration of nature and the landscape and express how natural forces interact with forms, figure, and the human creative spirit. These Landscape Sculptures provide a Feng Shui addition for the purpose of adding a garden accent in order to "move and lift the energy" of natural spaces.
Bringing landscape sculpture into the garden not only creates a focal point for your garden, it also can create intrigue and a scene of playfulness that can let your fantasy and creativity run wild.
I have always been a fan of sculpture gardens, they can be a magical place. I have also always been a fan of landscape artists, in particular one of the founders of landscape sculpture, Andy Goldsworthy. Goldsworthy was (and still is) an inspiration to me when I was an art student and later on as a stonemason and as a landscaper.
Timber Sculptures by Andy Goldsworthy
The late 50es saw the emergence of landscape sculpture as a specific form of artistic expression. The innovators of landscape sculpture, such as Goldsworthy or Christo , set out to explore natural materials in there natural surroundings , adjusted by man to create a new exciting , inspirational form of sculpture.
Since the late 1950es sculptors like Andy Goldsworthy have been creating this new form of sculpture which combines an appreciation for ‘mother earth’ and influenced with artistic temperament with a feel of new-age influences.
Goldsworthy in particular seems to have a great respect for nature this is partly because when he was younger he worked on various farms where he developed his respect for nature, almost as a reaction against the abuse of the land by industrial farmers.
Stone Sculptures by Andy Goldsworthy
Goldsworthy has produced a huge range of work over the years in a wide range of materials, however for me the most inspiring works are those made of stone.
Many of these stone sculptures can be used as inspiration for your own garden.
At a later date I will post a blog with some inspiration and information on creating your own sculptures for your garden.