River stones scratched white
made in dried-up bed of Swindale Beck after a long hot summer
began to rain steadily just as I finished
Swindale Beck, Cumbria
27 August 1983
© Andy Goldsworthy
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Diary: 27th Aug
Swindale Beck - up river - dried up part - almost like beach!
beautiful, calm, overcast - made [few lines] then worked with smooth stones - scratched
on line that echoed form of rocks. really enjoyed. A few dangerous fine
rain showers - But now raining heaviliy!!! If I had been
5 minutes longer in finishing the line would have been washed
away - as it is going to be done now. - now splattered. Walked back in river -
wet, dark, beautifully fresh.
Work completed and recorded 27th August 1983.
AGA: S/Bk_009, col. illus., text
Rain (1985), col. illus. p. 50
Listed in Clive Adams, Hand to Earth (1990), p. 175, as no. 82, presented as 4 Cibachrome photographs in one frame.
Colour 35mm slide;
Film: Kodachrome 64;
AGA location: P;
No. of images: 1/7 [Others: S/C; 83/Sept/A];
Archival Disk: 1983_005