Hamish Fulton

Night Life

1991

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Medium
Screenprint on paper
Dimensions
Image: 957 x 627 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1993
Reference
P77614

Display caption

'If in doubt. Keep walking'. Hamish Fulton added these words to his series of prints called Ten Toes towards the Rainbow.
The title refers to ten seven-day walks
he made in the Cairngorm mountains in Scotland. Fulton sees seven as a magic number, and it recurs frequently in his work. Here it appears in the 'rainbow' of the title: rainbows have seven colours, while the word itself has seven letters.

 

This series is more romantic and
pastoral than much of Fulton's earlier work. Titles such as Song Path evoke
his observations and emotions during these long, solitary walks.

 

Gallery label, August 2004