Welcome to the Springfield Township High School Art Blog. The purpose of this forum is to inspire discourse surrounding your artistic experiences while building writing skills, exercising your art vocabulary, and refining descriptive language relating to art. In your writing, you may choose to discuss museum and gallery exhibitions, publications, articles, professional works, student works, or responses to each other’s ideas and investigations. Additionally, participants may want to pose questions or react to artistic predicaments, sharing the trials, frustrations, solutions, or the general excitement we feel when we make or look at art.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Art in the Dead of Winter

As the mercury takes a dramatic plunge and snow is covering the ground, I look online and see a variety of ice and snow constructions.  Its hard to keep people indoors, even in extreme conditions.  These forms remind me of Andy Goldsworthy making ice structures with his bare hands in the film Rivers and Tides.  He could not wear gloves because they stuck to the ice and took away his touch.  I recently found the film on Youtube, likely some cyber pirate version, but still a very warming, meditative film for a cold day.  This link shows some photos of Andy's colder endeavors.  http://www.skyline.uk.com/riversandtides/index.html