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Andy Goldsworthy • N&V: Your sculpture seems to be part of the cycle of nature. The tree started with seeds scattered to the winds. The tree grew. And its limbs fell to the ground. You picked up the branches in Scotland, arranged for them to be flown here, and put them on the ground again. Is the cycle now complete? • Goldsworthy: That cycle is important. The way I make a piece is very close to the process of growth. The sculpture grows in the place. It is not fabricated elsewhere. It is not made into components that are fabricated elsewhere. As you've seen, building it is a process of growth—log by log, piece by piece, cell by cell. To say that the cycle has reached its finish is perhaps wrong. Maybe it is in as finished a state as the tree was. Eventually, despite all the efforts at preservation, there will come a point when it decays—as with everything, including the buildings surrounding here. I don't know how long this will take. But for this moment—for a long while—it will hang in that space. ~Interview with The Scripps Research Institute
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