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Too Difficult to Work the Round Pebbles

Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

Too Difficult to Work the Round Pebbles

Artist: Andy Goldsworthy (British, born 1956)
Date: 1992
Medium: Cibachrome photograph
Dimensions:
Frame: 17 3/16 × 16 1/4 in. (43.7 × 41.3 cm.)
Image: 9 7/16 × 9 1/2 in. (24 × 24.1 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center; Paul and Anastasia Polydoran Collection, 2015.86.2
Accession number: 2015.86.2
Classification: photograph
In Collection(s)
SignedAndy Goldsworthy, 26 February 1992 (l,c graphite)
InscriptionDifficult to work the round pebbles
First attempt collapsed
Made just out of reach of the tide
Remained several weeks
Until higher tide
Unknown island, South Australia
Andy Goldsworthy, 26 February 1992 (l,c graphite)
entirely unexpected