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Some of the snowballs have a kind of animal energy. Not just because of the materials inside them, but in the way that t
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"Some of the snowballs have a kind of animal energy. Not just because of the materials inside them, but in the way that they appear caged, captured"

- Andy Goldsworthy

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In this quote, artist Andy Goldsworthy is explaining his snowball sculptures and the distinct energy they possess. He notes that this energy is not exclusively derived from the materials used to create the sculptures, but likewise from the method they are presented. Goldsworthy recommends that the snowballs seem "caged" or "caught," giving them a sense of confinement and restraint. This might be interpreted as a commentary on the relationship between people and nature, as the snowballs, a natural aspect, are being controlled and controlled by human hands. The mention of "animal energy" also adds a sense of wildness and unpredictability to the sculptures, further stressing the contrast in between nature and human intervention. In general, Goldsworthy's words stimulate a sense of stress and complexity in his snowball sculptures, welcoming the audience to ponder the relationship between art, nature, and mankind.

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Andy Goldsworthy This quote is written / told by Andy Goldsworthy somewhere between July 26, 1956 and today. He was a famous Artist from United Kingdom. The author also have 31 other quotes.

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