Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Andy Goldsworthy's Wood Line

Wood LineThis morning I found Andy Goldsworthy's Wood Line in the Presidio. It is a snake-like assembly of tree trunks meandering parallel to the upper part of Lovers' Lane, near the Presidio Avenue Gate. Stumps & other bits of wood are placed under the trunks to keep them level. It seems to be unfinished, abruptly stopping near a pile of sawed-off logs. Perhaps it is too wet now to work on it. Bark, leaves & twigs have been woven into some of the surrounding trees, presumably by Mr. Goldsworthy himself. During my visit, a woman walking by with her dog pointed out a large horned owl in the trees overhead.

Wood LineLike his Spire, Goldsworthy's Wood Line is sponsored by the For-Site Foundation. People at the Presidio Habitats exhibit & the Haines Gallery have been vague when I have asked them about the status of the project.

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