Richard Long, 'Sixteen Works', 1984

Richard Long, 'Sixteen Works', 1984

Richard Long (born 1945)
'Sixteen Works'
1984
Letterpress on paper
Published by Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London
National Art Library pressmark X930435
© Richard Long

Walking artist Richard Long has taken inspiration and materials from his walks to create artwork since the 1960s. Word lists of sights, sounds, smells and colours are set out in patterns. They represent sensual records of his journeys, and the shape formed by the sequence of words often mirrors the course of the walks.