Carefully broken pebbles
scratched white with another stone
St. Abbs, Scotland
1 June 1985

© Andy Goldsworthy
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Diary: 1st June

In the evening went to small
beach to work as the sun
went down - time the
completion of work with
sundown - broken stones
-cracked in two -not easy.
Scratched white around cracks
- made a sort of spiral which
suited this work - this is how
forms such as spirals/circles/balls
appear - out of the making and not
taken out there to be imposed
When I do that work is stiff

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broken, cracks, laid, sand, scratched, spirals, stones, white


Work completed and recorded 1st June 1985.


St. Abbs, Scotland, UK.


AGA: S/Bk_011, col. illus., text
Collaboration (1990), col. illus., np

Listed in Clive Adams, Hand to Earth (1990), p. 176, as no. 96, presented as 2 Cibachrome photographs in one frame.


Colour 35mm slide;
Film: Kodachrome 64;
AGA location: P;
No. of images: 1/2 [Others: S/C];
Archival Disk: 1985_003