Andrew Goldsworthy art installations at The Presidio
English artist Andrew Goldsworthy currently has three permanent installations here.
●Spire Open daily.
Installed in 2008, this work consists of the trunks of 37 Monterey cypress trees from the Presidio that were selected and felled because they were declining. The trunks are bound together to form a 95-foot-tall spire with a 15-foot-wide base.
●Wood Line Open daily.
A snake of logs slithers along the Presidio’s oldest footpath, originally known as Lover’s Lane. It was installed in 2011. My visit inspired me to write a poem:
Rest secure and calm
as the wood trail snakes
through the forest
toward something promising.
●Tree Fall 95 Anza Ave., (415) 561-2767. Sat-Sun 10-4.
Located inside the historic Powder Magazine building featuring 4-foot-thick stone walls, this 2013 installation plays with what is beneath the ground. A tree trunk covered in dried cracked clay is suspended inside without touching the walls and is viewed without any artificial light.
update Feb. 9, 2015: A fourth Goldsworthy installion is now in place.
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top image courtesy of the artist and website
two bottom images ©2014 Carole Terwilliger Meyers