drawn stone


Part of the installation Drawn Stone by Andy Goldsworthy. This was commissioned for the courtyard at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. Like some of Goldsworthy’s work, this is almost imperceptible. I never saw a sign or placard indicating there was even artwork there. I was sitting on one of the stone slabs and I noticed how the crack in the slab continues along the foundation of the courtyard, just ever so slightly more than one would expect, even in seismically active San Francisco. It wasn’t until I later did a web search that I found that it was, in fact, an installation. It is a piece that, for its very existence, requires a mindful and still interaction on behalf of the viewer.


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