Richard Long

River Avon Mud drawings, Ten Mud-dipped papers

About this artwork

In this series of prints, the artist has allowed the medium to dictate the forms which appear. The drawings for the prints were made by submerging pieces of paper into a thin muddy solution, so the shapes which appear are a combined result of the force of gravity with the nature of the material itself. Through the repetition of this simple action, ten unique images have been created. Long likes the simple, direct nature of mud. Traditionally it is seen as a fertile and therefore life-giving substance. It also combines the elements of earth and water, which are transformed into a liquid by energy.

  • title:
    River Avon Mud drawings, Ten Mud-dipped papers
  • accession number:
    AR00616
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  • materials:
    10 works on paper, mud
  • date created:
    1988
  • measurements:
    Each: 41.00 x 30.50 cm
  • credit line:
    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
  • copyright:
    © Richard Long
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Richard Long

Richard Long