Arches (Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park)

Scottish artist, Andy Goldsworthy, is a man of incredible patience who sees the natural realm in a different way than most. With the outdoors as his palette, Goldsworthy performs feats as large as constructing a 1/2 mile stone wall that undulates through woods, field and stream and others as small as transforming pieces of an icicle into a spiral form without the aid of any outside material.

Stone is one of Goldsworthy’s preferred materials and one he has studied most of his career. In his hands, stone seems to come alive. The arch, as a form, is something else that fascinates this artist. Combine the three elements closest to his heart…the environment, stone and the arch form and you get beauty, drama and whimsey all in one sculpture.

The Grand Rapids Arch travels a road at the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. This video is the story of how its journey began.


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