Richard Long River Avon Driftwood 1976

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Artwork details

Artist
Richard Long born 1945
Title
River Avon Driftwood
Date 1976
Medium Wood
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1976
Reference
T02068
Not on display

Display caption

Chance and order seem to hold equal sway in this piece, as in much of Long's work. It is made up of bits of driftwood which he gathered from the banks of the River Avon below Leigh Woods, near the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol. These are used randomly, and spaced approximately but within the precise form of an anti-clockwise spiral. Objects which arrived at a given point by chance, through the flow of the river, are organized into a logical, and ancient, pattern.

August 2004

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