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I am one of Diane's classmates and I have just taught a 4 hour studio based
lesson on Goldsworthy. I conducted a studio where the students were to
bring in natural objects and work inside to create a sculpture. I did this
to exemplify the fact that their work is not going to be like Goldsworthy's,
working in this manner. In order to get the full effect of his work, the
students need to work outside, fighting with the natural problems that
Goldsworthy faces. The second part of the studio dealt with just that. I
had the students go outside and create sculptures that dealt with the
environment that they found their objects in. We then photographed the
works and took those back to the room to discuss the effects of photography
on an artwork like Goldsworthy's. My main point here is that in order for
the students to understand the work that he does, they must work as closely
to his process as possible. If you just focus on the fact that he uses
natural objects, then you will miss a very important aspect of his work. I
hope that this helps in some way.
Anthony N. Kopp
It appears that we are marooned in the proverbial tributary lacking
sufficient means of motivation.