Inspiration of the Week – Richard Long

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Richard Long is an artist who makes his pieces through following routes in landscapes and making sculptures and taking photographs of them along the way.

http://www.richardlong.org/Exhibitions/2012/box1.html

The reason that I have looked into this artist is that I am currently thinking of carrying on with my maps idea for my final exhibition work. My dad suggested I look into Richard Long’s work for some idea as I’m not quite sure where to take my work just yet.

I really like his work as I find the shapes and materials he uses very organic, so I think this works well as he is                                                                                                             interacting almost naturally with                                                                                       his environment.

http://www.richardlong.org/Sculptures/2012/mont_blanc.html

In terms of inspiration I think it is a good idea to almost map out a journey through places artworks – almost like landmarks along the way. This got me thinking of orienteering and things like that, ie following a map or route to find different artworks of                                                                                                           mine.

http://www.richardlong.org/Sculptures/2011sculptures/fivestones.html

http://www.richardlong.org/Exhibitions/2011exhibitupgrades/whitwatercirc.html
http://www.richardlong.org/Drawings/drawings.html
http://www.richardlong.org/Drawings/drawings.html
http://www.richardlong.org/Exhibitions/2011exhibitions/muddywaterfall.html

NB – all photographs here have been taken from his site: http://www.richardlong.org/
I do not own any of the pictures on this post.

I will definitely look to Richard Long for inspiration in regards to my final piece, although I don’t think my works will be as big as his are. I could maybe make his influence work on a smaller scale, and maybe indoors as well.

That’s all for now, if you have any artists you want me to look at be sure to let me know 🙂
Róisín -x

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