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ID:UA/Arts and Ecology Questions pt.2

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Kerin Allen (kallen.edu)
Tue, 13 Oct 1998 10:22:35 -0700


Questions posted by Kerin Allen 10/13/98

RE: Material and Time

In "Field of Corn (with Osage Oranges)", Malcolm Cochran selected concrete as his material of choice. This option
maintains the integrity of the artwork for a very long time under even the most severe environmental conditions.. In "Sweet
Chestnut Green Horn", the materials selected by Andy Goldsworthy, chestnuts leaves and thorns, are biodegradable over a very
short time even under the best preservation environment. When fragile material is selected, does the artist consider the
length of time it takes to lose integrity an essential factor in the composition of the work?

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Malcolm Cochran
Field of Corn (with Osage Oranges)
1994
concrete 5-6' tall
Dublin Arts Council

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Andy Goldsworthy
Sweet chestnut green horn
August 9, 1987
sweet chestnut leaves, thorns continuous spiral, each leaf laid in the fold of another, stitched with thorns
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton

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