My work comes first, reasons for it follow.
"Residency on Earth" in Art in America (April, 1995)
Ephemeral work made outside, for and about a day, lies at the core of my art and its making must be kept private.Andy Goldsworthy
You must have something new in a landscape as well as something old, something that's dying and something that's being born.Andy Goldsworthy
Movement, change, light, growth, and decay are the life-blood of nature, the energies that I try to tap through my work.Andy Goldsworthy
My sculpture can last for days or a few seconds — what is important to me is the experience of making. I leave all my work outside and often return to watch it decay.Andy Goldsworthy
"One of the beauties of art is that it reflects an artist's entire life. What I've learned over the past 30 years is really beginning to inform what I make. I hope that process continues until I die.Andy Goldsworthy