Sentinelles [Sentinels], Andy Goldsworthy, 1999
The Sentinelles work is part of the Refuge d’art project, a trail through the Digne area, at the foot of the Southern Alpes. Such a project associates art, nature and the geographic area. The three Sentinelles are stone cairns, one in each of the three valleys of the Réserve Géologique de Haute-Provence.
“It is the top point of the cairn that brings the energy of the stone to its peak, just as all the energy of an arch is concentrated in its keystone.” Andy Goldsworthy