An account of a cairn built on the crest of a small hill at the entrance to the village in Scotland where Andy Goldsworthy lives reveals the importance of his work close to home, which is the inspiration for so much that he then creates elsewhere.
A series of works involving elm trees made near Goldsworthy's home exemplifies his work's beauty as well as its association with death and decay, here made more poignant by the knowledge that so few elms survive since disease wiped out hundreds of thousands of trees.
Passage also includes Goldsworthy's most recent commission, Garden of Stones, a Holocaust memorial at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York. Here eighteen oak trees were planted through small holes, in hollowed-out, earth-filled boulders. Growing in an almost impossible circumstances, the trees carry powerful symbolic meaning.
Documenting these and other recent works, Passage is a testament to Goldsworthy's determination to both deepen and extent his understanding of the world around him and his and his relationship with it through his art.
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