A couple of weeks ago now I went to the opening of this exhibition at the Thelma Hulbert Gallery in Honiton. Richard Long was at the opening and spoke a little about his work which focuses around the act of walking.
The exhibition features work that spans 40 years of Long’s career from 1966 to 2006, starting with early experiments in the South West of England. Here began a life-long investigation into landscape as both space and material, taking Long to remote locations across the world. From photography, maps, and texts, to mark making and sculpture, this exhibition captures Long’s personal, way of being with nature and invites a moment of reflection on our own relationship with landscape and the natural world.
This was a inspiring exhibition to visit at this time for me as I have had a long gap in making any work due to ill health and a lengthy hospital admission. I have recently been discharged and have started trying to reacquaint myself with my work, whilst also looking at other artists work for inspiration.