Most people perceive his art as a criticism of the Earth’s fragility because it is considered temporary and transient. According to Andy, the meaning is more complicated.
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“When I create something, in a street or a field, it may disappear, but it’s still part of the history of those places. In the beginning, my art was about collapse and decay. But the changes that occur now are so beautiful to be depicted as decay. Once at Folkstone, an incoming tide covered a boulder in poppy petals. The sea slowly washed away the petals, stripping the boulder and creating splashes of red in the sea. And in the background was the harbor from which many troops left for war”.