Hi everyone! We are doing a lesson on Andy Goldsworthy, ecology, and art
and have come up with some questions to ask sixth grade students to get
them to think about an artwork. The piece of art we choose is Andy
Goldsworthy's snowballs. Here is our questioning strategy. And if anyone
has any other imput, we are always happy of hearing from you.
1.) What do you see?
2.) Why would a person use snow, twigs, rocks, and etc. in a piece of
3.) Does it have anything to do with ecology?
4.) Do you think that it is art? Why or why not?
5.) What do you think makes art?
6.) Why do you think Goldsworthy took four different pictures of each
7.) Why would Goldsworthy want to show you that they melted?
8.) Do stages and changes have anything to do with nature and ecology?
9.) If any, what were Goldsworth's intentions?
10) Why do you think Goldsworthy would use all natural materials?
11) Do you like his work? Why or why not?