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Participate in the Making of Andy Goldsworthy’s Path

April 2, 2013

Installation view of Andy Goldsworthy’s Path (working title), 2012–ongoing. Photograph by Pam Hatley.

The ephemerality and unpredictability of nature have been at the center of Andy Goldsworthy’s practice since the 1970s. In 2012, the Albright-Knox commissioned the artist to create an outdoor work for the Gallery’s campus. Path, situated on the lawn facing the Delaware Park Rose Garden, comprises a meandering gravel path set in a shaded glade, beneath which lies a curved, riverlike form carved by the artist and his team of masons in granite. Being in and part of nature, the path will reveal itself in different ways at different times of the year and under different weather conditions.

Path was begun last year, but we need your help to complete it. The artist encourages people to walk on the path, as this is an essential part of its compaction. He also encourages people to take photographs of the path at different times of day, especially in the early morning and late afternoon, when it most reveals itself. Please share your photos on Instagram or Twitter and include #akpath and @albrightknox in your caption. We will share all of the photos with the artist so that he can monitor the path’s progress from his home in England.

Goldsworthy will return to the Albright-Knox in mid-May to check on the status of Path and to install another work on the Gallery’s campus, which we’ll post more about in the coming weeks. Join us for a rare opportunity to hear Goldsworthy talk about his work on Wednesday, May 15, at 7:30 pm, in the Gallery’s Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for Members, $20 for non-members, and $15 for students and seniors. Learn More and Buy Tickets