River Avon Mud Drawings 1998 From the portfolio Sequences Three grano lithographs on Rives rag paper. Each print 50 x 40 cm (19¾ x 15¾"), each signed and numbered. Edition of 60.
Richard Long, born 1945 in Bristol, Great Britain, lives and works in Bristol. He is known for his artistically motivated "walks" through landscapes in England, Scotland, Wales, Lapland, India, Bolivia, Mexico, California and the Sahara. His works consist of minimal interventions in the landscape itself, which Long documents in photographs and drawings, or sculptures composed of raw material found in nature. The "River Avon Mud Drawings" are a visual record of a natural process: the movement or progression of fine river silt down a piece of paper that the artist dipped in the mud. Infinitely varying patterns result, suggesting nature´s complex organic processes.