Andy Goldsworthy’s Storm King Wall

 

The wall was built stone-by-stone upon the remnants of an old farm wall that Goldsworthy found in the woods overlooking Moodna Creek, at Storm King’s eastern boundary. Rising to a maximum height of about five feet, it follows a path the artist chose—winding through a row of trees that grew from seeds to saplings to maturity in a line alongside the original, dilapidated wall. Goldsworthy has speculated that these trees played a role in the slow collapse of the farm wall, and thus the new wall’s path winds through the trees instead of alongside them.

 

Source: Storm King Art Center
Article: The Stone Gardener

 

Hudson Valley, New York | 2009