Although Andy Goldsworthy occasionally imports materials, he is most known for utilizing the physical conditions and resources already existing on the site where his work is fabricated.

A common characteristic of eco art is that the materials/forms/and themes of works of art are derived from the locale in which they are created. Although Andy Goldsworthy occasionally imports materials, he is most known for utilizing the physical conditions and resources already existing on the site where his work is fabricated. Other artists apply the word ‘local’ to flora (Fournier), fauna (Ballengée), architecture (Potrc), humans (Yeh and Reyes), litter (Eke), cultural tradition (Gelitin – Zen in Tokyo), and geological feature (Gelitin -mountaintop in the Swiss Alps). Compare Goldsworthy to any one of these artists in terms of their application of the word ‘local’ to their art practices. Consider choices of materials, themes, and processes. Do you think that engaging local phenomena limits the relevance and impact of these art works?