Sand edged to catch early light
viewed from south
Abersoch, North Wales
August 1983

© Andy Goldsworthy
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In the 1983 Documentary 'Triangle' AG noted that:
'The Sand Wiggle was not only about the material I've used but about the conditions around it. I believe very strongly that material is not only about itself, to understand it properly you have to understand the space around it. I mean that told you why and how it got there, where it's going and the rest. But the Sand Wiggle was about the very early morning light it was a very sunny summer and I could depend on the sun, which is unusual. I started this work just before the sun came up in the morning and I brought the sand to an edge to catch the morning light its in a very fluid form which I suppose subconsciously reflects the presence of the sea.' [AG, Triangle, Border Television, 1983]

Related Images:


edges, lines, sand, serpentine


Work completed and recorded August 1983.


Abersoch, Wales, UK.


Rain (1985), b&w illus., p. 60-61 [title different]
Time (2000), col. illus., p. 186

Listed in Clive Adams, Hand to Earth (1990), p. 175, as no. 81, presented as 3 Cibachrome photographs in one frame.


Colour 35mm slide;
Film: Kodachrome 64;
AGA location: P;
No. of images: 1/9 [Others: S/C; P; 83/Aug/G];
Archival Disk: 1983_005