In the Making

I think of Andy Goldsworthy this morning. In the film Rivers and Tides, when he is in the kitchen having breakfast with his family. You know the scene. Every maker who has witnessed that film knows that scene. It betrays Goldsworthy’s (and our) need for the slowness, silence, introspection and magic required to make work that speaks to the world in a larger way. ¬†We as his audience see his suffering and feel our own in that moment. It is immense – it is “the elephant in the room”. The maker’s message needs to arrive, be connected with and then sent into the world as object or experience. Without that, we parish either as makers or as human beings or both.

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