Thursday, July 16, 2009

Andy Goldsworthy's Sculpture on Clougha

This is a stitched shot of the Andy Goldsworthy's sculpture on Clougha. It must be seen large! (click the photo, then all sizes, then click original to see it full size)

As you scroll from left to right you are overlooking Morecambe Bay with Black Combe and the Lake District fells barely visible through the haze. As you come round you can see the Howgills and finally the Yorkshire three peaks: Whernside, the distinctive flat top of Ingleborough and lastly Pen-Y-Ghent.


Pete Woodruff said...

When you get to see this panorama after you click on 'original' it really must be Guinness Book of records material this 'picture'.

I'm reserving my comments on the sculpture if you don't mind Rich.

Richard Shilling said...

Hey Pete, there is a technique to get stitched panorama's like that without much effort. Wouldn't be able to do it without a PC. I want to get one on a crisp day with snow on the Cumbrian fells, now that would really be something!

I love that sculpture as it was an encounter with it out walking one day that set me on the whole land art thing in the first place. Oh and we hid in it the other day when it absolutely tipped it down so it does have a use other than showing off to your hooray friends!

Take it easy.


Pete Woodruff said...

Hey Rich if this sculpture set you on the road you're on now then that's good enough for me, but how do I get to see more of this guys work. OK so now you're going to say the answer to that is obvious......trouble is I don't know the answer and I like to have people doing my work for me.

Richard Shilling said...

Hey Pete,

Just google "andy goldsworthy" and look at images and you will see loads. He is internationally renowned - went to Lancaster Uni and spent a lot of time around here and has exhibited all over the place. There are quite a few of his sculptures dotted around this area of the country. But it is his ephemeral stuff that is mind-blowing. Much more than mine! Google will bring up loads. His books are astounding and stuffed full of amazing sculptures. I have my own style but he came up with the whole ephemeral land art style in the first place. He is a genius!