Contemporary artists who work in nature

Ripples in the Moon pool sculpture

These artists' pages are designed to be used with learners to develop their evaluating and appreciating skills within the context of art in nature. Learners should be encouraged to look closely at the images of the artworks first before reading the accompanying text. They should be encouraged to form their own questions to help them analyse the work and form their own opinions. A questions framework to support this activity is available in the Evaluating and appreciating art section.

Allan Watson

Allan Watson set out to make a sculpture that would be in deliberate contrast with nature in its location.

Andy Scott

Andy Scott has created over 70 public sculptures and architectural details for buildings.

Dalziel and Scullion

Working together, the artists Matthew Dalziel and Louise Scullion created The Horn for the Polkemmet Country Park, at the side of the M8 motorway.

Donald Urquhart

Donald Urquhart's work is conceptual, meaning that the ideas behind the work are more important than the materials.

Andy Goldsworthy

Andy Goldsworthy is an artist who collaborates with natural materials rather than making images 'of' or 'about' nature.

Anne Bevan

Anne Bevan's 'Moon Pool' is a collaboration with the Scottish writer Janice Galloway.

David Wilson

David Wilson created this bronze sculpture which emerges from the middle of a busy roundabout leading into Cumbernauld.

Doug Cocker

Doug Cocker made 'Angel' as a tribute to writer and playwright Dennis Potter, and sited his artwork high up in a fir tree. 

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  • Questions for understanding

    Questions to help learners analyse the work and form their own opinions, including a questions framework to download.