Richard Long: Heaven and Earth, room guide: room 8

Richard Long An Eleven Day Winter Walk 2008

Richard Long
An Eleven Day Winter Walk 2008

© Richard Long

My work really is just about being a human being living on this planet and using nature as its source. I like the intellectual pleasure of original ideas and the physical pleasure of realising them. A long road or wilderness walk is basically walking all day and sleeping all night. I enjoy the simple pleasures of wellbeing, independence, opportunism, eating, dreaming, happenstance, of passing through the land and sometimes leaving (memorable) traces along the way, of finding a new campsite each night. And then moving on.