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Can anyone help in identifying the attached plant used in one of Goldsworthy's sculptures and how the two tone effect was done?


Many thanks!




  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,312

    I should think you could do that with any broad leaved grass or reed  (like the dried off ones in the background which are likely to be what he's used)

    If I were attempting it, I'd arrange them then make a stencil to spray the middle part a different colour. But I'm no Andy Goldsworthyimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,584

    I saw an exhibition by AG at Edinburgh Botanical Garden around 20 years ago. I seem to remember the pale centre was created by placing something over the middle to cut out the light. ( as you get if you leave something on your lawn for too long ) But don't quote me on it.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,584

    the foliage itself looks like either bamboo , or perhaps papyrus leaves ( Cyperus Papyrus ), but I'd not stake my reputation on  either.image

  • BuontaBuonta Posts: 2

    Thanks for the responses!


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