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.
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.
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.
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 🙂