Monday, April 21, 2008

an intimate encounter with andy goldsworthy

What an amazing experience my family and I just had! A little bird told us that Andy Goldsworthy, renowned nature sculptor and environmentalist, had been quietly creating in our to speak. We set off on a wild goose chase, not knowing what to look for or the exact location. We knew to go to Sapsucker Woods at the:

We started walking the trails and asked people along the way if they had seen the one had even heard it was there! After about an hour, we found a Lab employee who practically whispered the directions to us. This was definitely a hush- hush affair. The kids were getting tired and our water bottles were running low, but we now knew the way so we continued with confidence...deep into the woods. Not a soul was to be seen. We crossed a long boardwalk over a lush bog...

We kept our eyes peeled...not knowing what to expect. Andy Goldsworthy has created his pieces with stone,sticks, could be anything...anywhere, and then my husband gave a subtle sigh..."There it is," and he pointed to a small clearing nestled in the trees...

My family and I had found our golden (stone) egg!

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  1. Wow, what a fantastic adventure! Thanks for letting me know about this amazing artist.

  2. How cool is that?! One of these we'll meet at Storm King and you can see his amazing Wall...

  3. Doodlebug,
    When you get a chance, check out Andy Goldsworthy's video, Rivers and Tides. It's totally inspiring and great for all ages!

  4. Joe,
    So glad you saw this were the inspiration. We couldn't wait to tell you!