Sybil Andrews (1898-1992):
Sybil Andrews is an English artist who is best known for her unique styled linocuts. She began her artistic career constructing airplanes for World War I. She bases them off of the themes of daily life; the working class after the first world war. Sybil Andrews uses space in a unique way in her prints. What makes her sense of space unique is that she doesn’t use natural perspective, rather there’s a flow of line movement within her lino prints. Her prints are also very dynamic, conveying a clear sense of direction, although usually an unnatural direction. Sybil Andrews always uses simplistic, but bold colours in her prints, usually around four or five colours, however, some of her prints have many layers with repeated colours or often she’d use different shades of the same colour to add to the dimension and the tonal value.
Andy Goldsworthy (1956-present day):
Andy Goldsworthy is a British artist best known for his environmental installations he creates using natural materials. His themes include the passage of time and people’s connection to nature/ the environment. The medium he works with is sculpture/ installation, and his materials vary from: leaves, wood, stone, grass, water, ice, etc. Most of his work will stay similar to how it is over time, however, it is considered temporary because of it’s involvement with nature will change the original appearance of his work. This is because whatever forms from the environment around it will change the work from it’s original state; for example, decaying or objects being moved due to wind, animals, etc. His work is also often unpredictable in the making because, for example, his piece “Drawn Stone” was made with a hammer to crack limestone, which produced unpredictable outcomes as he couldn’t have predicted where cracks would’ve been made.
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