Footpath Waterline, a seven-day walk in the "Glärnisch Massiv" by Richard Long


Richard Long



Photograph and text


82 x 112 cm


As an extension of his outdoor compositions using natural materials, Richard Long began in the late 1960s to explore the idea of making art by walking: creating landscape sculptures on extended walks, and documenting and describing them with maps, photographs and text works.

In the words of the artist, walking as a form of art "provided an ideal means for me to explore relationships between time, distance, geography and measurement. Walking also enabled me to extend the boundaries of sculpture, which now had the potential to be deconstructed in the space and time of walking long distances. Sculpture could now be about place as well as material and form."

Zurich, Rüschlikon

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