This is what the old farm wall looks like when I begin. Calling it a wall is a generous description. In reality it is a stone pile lining what was a field about 80 years ago. I have to completely disassemble what is there and then try to use the rock to create something with a little more order. This is challenging because I am using existing rock, not rock that I have selected for its appropriateness. This is what i looks like today looking back along the distance that I have been working on this spring.
I am not done yet - about 50 feet to go. Hopefully this section will be finished this year. Then I can start on my Andy Goldsworthy inspired wall! We visit Storm King in New York State regularly just to see the Andy Goldsworthy walls. Here are a few photos I have taken. They are incredibly inspiring.
There are several books available about the stone work of Andy Goldsworthy. I recommend them all.
- Wall by Andy Goldsworthy
- Stone by Andy Goldsworthy
- Touching Nature by Andy Goldsworthy
- Rivers and Tides DVD set by Andy Goldsworthy
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