Andy Goldsworthy often works outside, collaborating with nature to create uniquely personal and intense artworks. He created this site specific installation for SJMA’s exhibition "Breath of Earth" in 1995. This video shows the work being installed for an exhibition in fall 2014—and shows how the changing light and clouds affect the view. The pine sticks used are from a specific area of the Sierra Mountains near Lake Tahoe. If pieces need to be replaced, someone must travel to that same spot to collect more. According to Goldsworthy, "The black of a hole is like the flame of a fire. The flame makes the energy of fire visible. The black is the earth's flame–its energy.”
This exhibition is SJMA's contribution to a Bay Area tribute to Hung Liu's work that began with Mill College Art Museum's presentation of "Hung Liu: Offerings" (Jan 23-Mar 17, 2013) and the Oakland Museum of California's retrospective, "Summoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu" (through June 30, 2013). This playlist includes new videos made in connection with "Questions from the Sky" as well as older interviews with Liu from other sources.