In the Cloud
© Richard Long

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In the Cloud 1991
  • Scottish Art
  • Artist Rooms
While some of Richard Long's walks are recorded by a photograph, others are marked by a text work. These pieces are sparse in nature, with a handful of words chosen to describe the long walks the artist makes all over the world. Their simplicity mirrors that of Long's sculptures, and he has stated that while his sculptures "feed the senses", his maps, texts and photographs "feed the imagination". This piece records a walk made in Scotland, focusing on one short incident on the journey. Scotland is one of the artist's favourite countries, where he has made regular walks since he was a student.


  • Acc. No. AR00143
  • Medium Screenprint on board
  • Size 105.50 x 155.50 cm
  • Credit ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008