Portrait of Andy Goldsworthy, an artist whose specialty is ephemeral sculptures made from elements of nature.
I am sure that most of you, who are reading these lines right now, already saw some work of Andy Goldsworthy. I myself saw quite some photographies and books of pictures about his art before a friend of mine recommended me the movie "Rivers and Tides" recently. Regarding the fact that Goldsworthy has a very special approach to time and the sequence of natural phenomena resulting from its flow, actually predestines the film to be kind of perfect medium to document the work of the English artist. I love the moment of transience many of his works include. His playful approach towards this issue really reminds me those sophisticated sand mandalas, buddhistic monks create just to destroy them again once they have been finished. It also reminds me the cosmic dance of Shiva, which perfectly represents the way of things in life (even for me as a non-spiritual person). Of course also the organic elegance of Goldworthy's work is absolutely fascinating. Frequent interview passages in this movie show him to be a very likeable and -surprise, surprise- also very profound and philosophic mind.