Elder leaf patch
edge made by finding leaves the same size
tearing one in two
spitting underneath and pressing flat on to another
© Andy Goldsworthy
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Diary: 10th Oct
Wet earth but no longer raining
fairly calm to begin with but
now very windy - blew work
elder purple patch
the colour of the stain left
by sycamore leaves.
AG said of this work in a 1983 documentary 'Triangle':
'I wanted to concentrate that [intensity?] in a patch, I made the edge of the patch by finding say a green leaf and an ordrinary leaf I tore the green leaf in half, spat underneath the one I tore in half and pressed it on top of the other one so it became one leaf.'[AG, Triangle, Border Television, 1983]
Work completed and recorded 10th October 1983.
AGA: S/Bk_009, col. illus.
Colour 35mm slide;
Film: Kodachrome 64;
AGA location: 83/Oct/B;
No. of images: 1/9 [Others: S/C; 83/Oct/B; P];
Archival Disk: 1983_006