I remember the exact spot I was standing in when I first came across Andy Goldsworthy's work in the form of his documentary Rivers and Tides. At the time I was a mud-slinging ceramics student struggling with the desire to engage and shape (every so delicately) the natural landscape on a level that superseded tea bowls. When my art studies brought me to the realm of earthworks and land artists, something ignited in me and although I ultimately continued my education in environmental design and architecture, this reverence for such quiet subversiveness has remained.
Only recently did I have the opportunity to visit my first Goldsworthy installation--the long curving stone wall at Storm King in NY. It felt appropriate to pay homage to this quietly awe-some experience in the fall Anthropologie windows (and also my year anniversary as an installation artist for the company).
A collection of particularly inspiring pieces for these windows by Andy Goldsworthy, Nils Udo, Zander Olsen, and Thomas Jackson are included above.