Wednesday, July 21, 2010

andy goldsworthy | rootless

I don't think the earth needs me at all. But I do need it.

To just go off into the woods and make a piece of work roots me again. And if I don't work for a period of time I feel rootless. I don't know myself. And it's very odd, if I've not worked for say two, three weeks, and then I give a lecture talking about my work, it feels like I'm talking about somebody else.

I do need to be on my own at times. I enjoy being by myself. There are people's company I do enjoy. There probably is a social nature too, and I feed from that to some extent. But to be honest, I think I am drained by people.

Rivers & Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time (Chapter 9)