Richard Long born 1945
Two Straight Twelve Mile Walks on Dartmoor, England 1980
Medium Screenprint on paper
Dimensions Image: 1022 x 1521 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1980
Not on display
For Richard Long the walks he makes are works of art. He describes his walking pieces as ‘the distillation of experience’ which serve to ‘feed the imagination’.
In this work, Long uses two lists of words to record his experience of two hikes across Dartmoor. The first walk is evoked through a string of natural landmarks with ancient and evocative names. The second route is described in a series of physical experiences, such as creaking ice or using stepping-stones to cross a river.
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