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Sahara Circle was made by Long during a walk through the Hoggar region of the Sahara in southern Algeria. He arranged a ring of rocks around a circular area that he had cleared within a patch of broken stones. ‘I think circles have belonged in some way or other to all people at all times’,Long has said. ‘They are universal and timeless, like the image of a human hand. For me, that is part of their emotional power, although there is nothing symbolic or mystical in my work.’

April 2009