Monday, April 19, 2010


Riverlines 2006
At the Hearst Tower


Some of the greatest Earth Artists I can think of is Andy Goldsworthy, Robert Smithson and Richard Long. I would like to dwell on Richard Long today.
It can be hard to find his work, and it is also hard to exhibit his Art. But then again maybe you one day will be so lucky you will just bump into it, not knowing what hit you. Richard Long continues to make Art while walking in Landscapes and he takes pictures of the sculptures on his way.
I think it is fantastic that he now has a permanent exhibition space in New York for us who needs to feel more of the Earth. The "Riverlines" a great ArtEco piece is actually made from mud found at the Hudson River. You can have a peak at "Riverlines" from the entrance of the Hearst Tower even if you don´t have a permit to go further.

Richard Long started his Art Walks as early as 1967 and on his web site says:

I consider my landscape sculptures inhabit the rich territory between two ideological positions, namely that of making 'monuments' or conversely, of 'leaving only footprints'.

The last exhibit I know he had was at the Tate Britain in London last year, called "Heaven and Earth". 

Richard Long

Red slate circle (Tate Britain)

Photographs from his walks:

I think it is incredible how beautifully he integrates his Art into Nature, like this is the way it should be.
Have a wonderful Earth day:)

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