Tuesday, May 12, 2009

andy goldsworthy @ presidio

i finally made it out to andy goldsworthy's "spire" piece in the presidio

a piece constructed of 37 felled tree trunks
there is an internal sttructure that is completely hidden: a steel armature anchored into an enormous concrete foundation.

similar to much of goldsworthy's works, the piece feels as though it is a natural occurrence, albeit one that on closer inspection becomes directed. currently, it sits as a monument in a clearing.... as such, it feels contemplative... a focal point... there are newly planted trees in the clearing. at some point years in the future, the monumental quality of the spire will subside. instead the monumentality should prove more natural, subtle, surrounded by living trees.

there are two other spire sculptures planned for the area.

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