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Cornish Slate Ellipse
© Richard Long

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Cornish Slate Ellipse 2009

Not on display

  • Artist Rooms
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.


  • Acc. No. AR00703
  • Medium Slate
  • Size 1524.00 x 152.00 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