Andy Goldsworthy is a brilliant British artist who collaborates with nature to make his creations. Besides the United Kingdom, his work has been created at the North Pole, in Japan, the Australian Outback, and in the U.S.
Goldsworthy regards all his artwork as transient, or ephemeral. He photographs each piece once right after he makes it. His goal is to understand nature by directly participating in nature as intimately as he can. He generally works with whatever comes to hand: sticks,twigs, leaves, stones, snow and ice, reeds and thorns.