Andy Goldsworthy

Storm King Art Center

ANDY GOLDSWORTHY'S OUTDOOR ART has prehistory in the American Earthworks of artists like Michael Heizer and Robert Smithson and in the more delicate strain of land art made by Goldsworthy's British compatriots, notably Richard Long and Hamish Fulton. Responding to the circumscribed landscape of England rather than to the boundless one of the Americas, Long and Fulton have acted with tactful diplomacy, marking the countryside unobtrusively or not at all—both have simply documented walks they have taken. Similarly, Goldsworthy often makes art that will vanish with the rain. Even his relatively permanent works—such as the drystone wall at Storm King, the sculpture park in the Hudson River valley north of New York City—respect the lay of the land as Earthworks in America did not.

Storm King Wall, 1997–98, is the heart of Goldsworthy's upstate show but stands at its very edge, in

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