Health

Health and Art

Thinking of Andy Goldsworthy. River garden.

During the summer holidays and following Andy Goldsworthy as a referent in Ephemeraworks, I made a simple and discreet experimental intervention on the nature related with thermal stress on body and how can it influence the process of sculpture working.

Andy Goldsworthy. Curved sticks surround a river boulder in Woody Creek, Colo. (Sept. 16, 2006)

The place where I made it was in the river Carol, at the edge of the town of Latour de Querol, on August 28, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

The object of the intervention, has been to integrate elements of the country into its environment. The Rolling stones have been organized on the river floor in a space reminiscent of a pool of reduced dimensions.

This is a human intervention in nature as many others that are not always in favor, pretends to show difficulty to follow a healthy nature course, the freedom of the flow and the print of society load.

Wild flowers

An unfavorable ergonomically element is the use of inappropriate elements; such as personal protective equipment that does not fit the body dimensions in precision tasks. My size is small, I usually use S or XS sizes. In this work I used some XXL size gardening gloves to draw. Using them requires greater muscle tension to maintain control of stroke or movement, which decreases comfort and increases muscle exhaustion, forcing recovery breaks.

“Wild Flowers”. Ink drawing made with XXL size gardener gloves. 65×50 cm.