IN THE SNOW
A small, enclosed outdoor courtyard
at the St. Louis Art Museum
became the site for a unique installation
by English artist, Andrew Goldsworthy.
Goldsworthy is no stranger to
working outdoors with natural materials,
so several years ago he had the idea
of using Missouri limestone
from a local quarry.
In an impossibly cramped space,
he lowered 300-tons of roughly hewn stone,
constructing twenty-five 10-foot high arches
employing ancient Roman dry-stone engineering.
(That means no mortar!)
See 3rd photo down of artist installing arch segments.
The arches look particularly beautiful
from our recent snowfall.
(Artist installation photo, courtesy St. Louis Art Museum.)