A favorite piece of mine by Andy Goldsworth.
He collected snow from scotland and kept it frozen until the right time to do this project. He created 13 massive snowballs filled with sheep’s wool, branches and even barbed wire that expose themselves when the snowball has melted.
Andy Goldsworthy is renowned throughout the world for his landscape art, created almost exclusively from natural materials. While most of his work is created in the countryside, midsummer’s day 2000 brought his work into the heart of the City of London. Thirteen snowballs, made in Scotland over the winters of 1998-99 and 1999-2000, had been kept in cold storage for this event. Each snowball started out at nearly two metres across, weighing around a ton. Embedded in each one was a material relating to nature, agriculture or industry — everything from sheep’s wool to barbed wire. The snowball below contains hair from highland cattle, and was situated in Smithfield, the meat market in the centre of London.