2016-198 – Rocks and Branches Mandala

Branches and Boulder by Andy Goldsworthy
Curved sticks surround a river boulder in Woody Creek, Colo. (Sept. 16, 2006)

This Week’s MotD Theme: Sticks & Stones

British nature artist, Andy Goldsworthy, known world-wide for his amazing sculptures using things found in nature, put together this stunning piece from curved branches, delicately place over water and rocks, surrounding a large river boulder. My heart skipped a beat when I spotted this art piece. It reminds me of the planet Saturn.

From a 2015 NPR’s story about Andy, they state:

British artist Andy Goldsworthy works in the fields and forests near his home in Scotland using natural elements as his media. His pieces have a tendency to collapse, decay and melt, but, as he tells Fresh Air’s Terry Gross, “It’s not about art. It’s just about life and the need to understand that a lot of things in life do not last.”

…Goldsworthy refers to his creations as “ephemeral works.” He says, “When I make an ephemeral work, when it’s finished, that’s the moment that it ends, in a way.”

View more of Goldsworthy’s creations via VisualMelt.com.

Inspiration For Today

Andy’s simple, yet exquisite natural art reminds us to explore the beauty that nature has to offer. And while we’re out there, She inspires us to co-create art pieces with Her that raise the vibration of the space to even greater heights of being-ness and presence.

Happy Coloring!

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