Ragwort and nettle stalks
thin end of one struck up wider hollow end of another
wide ends joined with short thin piece
thin ends joined with short thick piece
freezing cold day, calm
froze solid and remained for several days
15 December 1981
© Andy Goldsworthy
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Diary: 15th Dec. Down river
snow to cold/powder to compress.
very cold - breeze. sunny at
first clouds came.
with stalks - made shapes.
Thistle stalks and
Work completed and recorded 15th December 1981.
AGA: S/Bk_003, illus.
Rain (1985), b&w illlus., pp. 12-13
AGA: Sk/B_003, col. illus.
Listed in Clive Adams, Hand to Earth (1990), p. 174:
Ragwort and nettle stalks / thin end of one stuck up wider hollow end of another / wide ends joined with short thin piece / thin ends joined short thick piece / freezing cold day, calm / froze solid and remained for several days
15 DECEMBER 1981
2 Cibachrome photographs
24.4 x 38.5 and 24.4 x 34
(9 5/8 x 15 1/8 and 9 3/8 x 13 3/8)
joined 25.9 x 66.1 (10 1/8 x 26)
framed 63.5 x 100.3 (25 x 39 1/2)
Carlisle Museum and Art Gallery
Colour 35mm slide;
Film: Kodachrome 64;
AGA location: 81/Dec/D;
No. of images: 1/11 [Others: S/C; 81/Dec/D/E; P];
Archival Disk: 1981_007