British artist Andy Goldsworthy is a sculptor with a passion for the art of nature. Using leaves, sticks, stones and anything else he finds outside, Andy creates stunning art installations that look almost as if they were formed naturally. His stone portals, swirling ice cycles and gradient ponds of leaves, although temporary, enchant these natural environments with a breathtaking touch of magic.
“When I make something, in a field or street, it may vanish but it’s part of the history of those places,” he says in an interview. “In the early days my work was about collapse and decay. Now some of the changes that occur are too beautiful to be described as simply decay. At Folkestone I got up early one morning ahead of an incoming tide and covered a boulder in poppy petals. It was calm and the sea slowly and gently washed away the petals, stripping the boulder and creating splashes of red in the sea. The harbour from which many troops left for war was in the background.” (h/t: bored panda)