Destroy all humans… all of them except Bill Dan

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

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chris holmes

Re: Destroy all humans… all of them except Bill Dan

pretty frigging amazing

By chris holmes on 20 November 2008 · 09:29
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Ashley

Re^2: Destroy all humans… all of them except Bill Dan

There is a guy (at least one) in Seattle who is not quite in this league but pretty good anyway. I found a couple stacks of his down at the creek once. Stupid me, didn’t take a picture.

I wish I had a summer to spend on learning to do this. We do seem to be running out of summers as time goes by though.

By Ashley on 20 November 2008 · 11:59
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neil

Re: Destroy all humans… all of them except Bill Dan

I imagine it would take more like the time to learn a good handstand. Fortunately it gets easier the heavier things you use, just like a thimble wobbles more on your head than an amphora full of water will. I don't live in a part of Texas that has rocks, but really, you should have at it.

There's someone named Andy Goldsworthy who you'd find worth your time to look up now if you haven't run into him. People enjoy talking about him for handiwork like this, but also for good stuff with leaves and tides and whatever's at hand. Quite possibly a search on him would lead you to artists who have similar fascinations to his.

By neil on 28 November 2008 · 19:17
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Ashley

Re^2: Destroy all humans… all of them except Bill Dan

Maybe I will try. An amphora. Nice. I realize how much I miss being around a couple of my writer friends. I can’t think of the last time I heard a word in conversation and had to look it up. :( That one didn’t count though. I was an Art History student. :)

We have one of Goldsworthy’s coffee table books. Some of his stuff seems overly mathematical/simplistic but some of it is really stutter inducing. The super ephemeral ones, especially, like the ones of ice or sticks and leaves on water, I really enjoy.

By Ashley on 28 November 2008 · 19:47
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Cort Fritz Alternat Username

Re^3: Destroy all humans… all of them except Bill Dan

goldsworthy's photos are great but his videos kill. watch him working against the clock as the newfoundland tide comes in. watch his fifth attempt at a rocksculpture crash down and watch him begin again and get it right. amazing perseverence and clarity of vision.

By Cort Fritz Alternat Username on 7 February 2010 · 02:36
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