middle of a snow storm
as soon as it began snowing on this orb, everything in my life went on hold for a few days. i hiked up and down the frozen mountain in the dark and stayed all day to record the evolution of the storm. cold. beautiful. made sure to pack a hot cup of coffee and hand warmers each morning. serious business considering my toe almost froze once. but sooooooooooooooo beautiful up on the side of a mountain inside the storm. thunderous silence! only other animal sounds i heard were the occasional hikers and a few crows that inhabited the surrounding forest.
to kill the suspense (kinda)… i destroyed this creation yesterday. tis gone. no more. finished. i’m free. but the total life after creation was 3 nights/days. started raining and then snowing the first night i left it. 3 days is the longest i’ve ever left one of these standing, for various reasons. this photo is from early on day 2 of the storm (Friday). this is the only time that day that the sun became barely visible through the clouds.
i have tons of photos of this creation evolving through the final 24 hours that i’ll post more or less in sequence. then a dramatic switch of scenery beginning in december. <3
Thank you, Thank you for this profoundly moving work you do and the way you share it. I remember stumbling on a Goldsworthy egg one day in France, very unexpectedly and how it left a lasting impression of the collaboration that is possible when man and nature are in harmony….i would love to stumble across one of yours…
so hard to believe that it didn’t collapse during the storm and all for 3 days! impressive!
Nothing amazes me more than this kinda stuff
Lots and lots of patience and a steady hand. Hot chocolate later to celebrate. Well done sir, well done.
I appreciate that this is a temporary installation/process piece.. :) some folks in this area seem to want their little monuments, everywhere.. and they are nowhere near and good and interesting as this..
brrrrr, but so mmmmmm…
That is so gorgeous! ! !
GG..I recently moved from the US to Italy and no longer am able to watch and relax to your awesome videos. Do you know why this is?
Can’t imagine!!!just stunning
How does snow on the top not disturb the balance?
Wow, zimní varianta.
Fantastic…this just fascinates me….I look forward to your posts!
the lighting is so good :)
perfect balance of warm and cool… imo :)
The forever question …. HOW?
Thank you. I can hear the silence…
Sembra un villaggio.
Very arthistic…Thank you for your mind, labour and heart trigon.
That must have been hard to stack by yourself, it looks amazing and seems like it will stand for a long time.
yes it is a quite difficult operation…especially to balance both gravity, and lateral 3D symmetry up to the equator.
Hey Michael….standing offer to come balance in southern BC!…
Where is the calendar link?
I’m a new follower. I really like your art or whatever you want to call it. Thanks for sharing!
why destroy such an awesome balance?
common hiking spot. tis built on the edge of one of many stone chairs for hikers. every hiker who saw it really loved it but high traffic can pose a safety risk. which is why i arrived first and left last each day.
looks like that spaceship in one of the star wars movie =D
so glad someone asked this and that GG answered, I think my curiosity to understand why woulda made my brain implode.
You should’ve set up a game camera on it.
Great commitment, solid.
thanks! the way it continues to change is pure magic! :))
How the hell is this physically possible?! Outstanding!
the hundreds of rocks are all arranged in such a way, so that their collective weight is all focused down through a single tiny rock. overall process was 5-6 hours.
It is still beyond me that such amazingness is possible. I’m in awe of every single one of your works!
Krzysztof- here’s a good one for a physics geek :)