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Research Paper On Leo Goldsworthy
Denise Kunzie
Art Appreciation/Art 110 601
Jennie Kiessling
August 4, 2011

“Our talents are the gift that God gives to us…What we make of our talents is our gift back” Leo Buscaglia Have you ever heard the expression “He’s so talented?” or “She’s so gifted?” I believe everyone has the gift to be talented at something. Whether it is in the career they choose, sewing, baking, speaking, teaching, the list of talents is endless. I feel it is what we do and how we go about doing it that creates the drive in us to believe and pursue our passions in life. Doing for me and others brings happiness and peace in my life. I may not be able to paint like Pasco, or play music like Bach, but because they believed in their passion I can enjoy their work through sight and sound. This is also true with the works of Goldsworthy. He has a wonderful understanding and harmony with the relationship between the environment and his art .Giving us photographs and film coverage to enjoy after the work has been completed. Between the changes of the seasons, movement, light, and weather, he finds energy and the space within it to create his work. Life is a journey; it is always in a state of change and awareness to the changes
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Meaning this feels best to him to use the earth and its material to create art. I believe his is sympathetic to environmental concerns, but aware and cautious about how he uses natural resources to do his work. He does what is right for him and the land, and has no motivation in any way on a political basis. He doesn’t do work to please environmentalists or to cause any trouble with them either. “We should be a part of the earth along with its cycles and changing seasons not to be confused with being a part of destroying it”. (Goldsworthy, 2007) What I like about his work is that it is unrepeatable, it’s amazing! To seek out and find material from nature and create one in a lifetime piece

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