Spire (Andy Goldsworthy, sculptor)
Another version of hugging trees!
This fall a trip to California included seeing a new work by Goldsworthy at the Presido in San Francisco. The piece is made of assembled cut cedar trees that had died on the site. It echoes a building in downtown San Francisco. I also took in a great fiber show nearby - "Intersections 5: Colors, Concepts, Contours". Saw a cool show in Japan town, Ken Hamazaki's "Grateful Red" at Superfrog Galley. Had an amazing tour at Industry of Light and Magic. (the George Lucas "industry"!) And saw the film, "Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff" presented by the Mill Valley Film Festival in Marin, north of the city. Our time in Marin included visits with friends and exploring the arts at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts ("Mapworks, the Map as Art"), "Zaragoza" in San Anselmo, and meeting Donna Seager at her Gallery in San Rafael. This gallery has a wonderful collection of artists' books. It was interesting seeing alot of "local" artist's work and smaller venues on this trip instead of the usual museum exhibitions.