Dandelion flowers
pinned with thorns to rosebay willowherb stalks
held above the bluebells with bracken forks
Brough, Cumbria
8 June 1985

© Andy Goldsworthy
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Diary: 8th June Swindale. I have waited for
dandelions to appear again after the ring (4th)
It has been overcast/raining ever since. But
today sun shining! Cloudy as well

Had to wait until almost midday for
dandelions to fully open and dry out
Went off in the car searching around Brough

And change at the woods - bracken
now rising about bluebells which are
now past their peak - this work couldn't
have been made any later in (a matter of days)

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Work completed and recorded 8th June 1985.


Swindale Beck Wood, Brough, Cumbria, UK.


AGA: S/Bk_011, col. illus., text

Listed in Clive Adams, Hand to Earth (1990), p. 176, as no. 98, presented as 1 Cibachrome photograph and two frames (one containing title text).


Colour 2 1/4in. square transparency;
Film: Fujichrome;
AGA location: 85/4;
No. of images: 1/11 [Others: 85/4; see also 35mm slide: S/C; 85/Jul/A];
Archival Disk: 1985_006