Richard Long

Cornish Slate Ellipse

About this artwork

Richard Long creates temporary interventions in the landscape as part of his practice based on walking in the countryside. Although much of his work is made in the natural environment outdoors and known through photography, text works and maps, Long also creates more permanent sculptures by bringing stones or sticks into the gallery and arranging them on the floor in simple geometric shapes. ‘Cornish Slate Ellipse’ is one of these indoor works, in which differently shaped rocks sourced from a Cornish slate quarry are arranged on the floor within the contours of an ellipse.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    Cornish Slate Ellipse
  • date created:
    2009
  • materials:
    Slate
  • measurements:
    1524.00 x 152.00 cm
  • object type:
  • 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
  • accession number:
    AR00703
  • gallery:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Richard Long

Richard Long