We are having an exceptional autumn – the kind that splashes colour all over the country with trees, shrubs and vines turning their leaves to glorious tones of yellow, orange, purple and red.
but some people do so much more – they turn leaves into art.
In the land art movement, no name is bigger than Andy Goldsworthy. The British artist is recognised around the world for the ingenious sculptures and art installations that he creates using elements found in nature. Fallen leaves are among Goldsworthy’s favourite tools, and he often uses the contrast between brightly coloured leaves to create dramatic geometric shapes. Take a look at these!
and this one looks like a neon strip light around this tree.
This circle on water is so simple but a joy nevertheless.
Here’s a similar idea – on land this time.
I love this snaking trail.
And this wayfarer’s pointer.
Anyone can attempt something similar – and children love it.
Get out into the woods, the park or the heath and make something beautiful.
Thanks for the ideas and the autumn joy Andy.