Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Walking a line -

"Searching for Richard Long"
manipulated digital drawing by Mick Mather
While my most recent reading materials have been about the pioneers of Land Art, Richard Long is on my favorites list. Not to be confused with Richard Long, who is himself often confused with Gig Young, it is the British artist that I speak of. It is his concept of walking the land and leaving marks along the way that appeals to me most, I think. As one afflicted with wanderlust, my fertile imagining of far away places was fueled with an interest in maps, adventuresome journeys and the pouring over of atlases, road maps, sea charts, tour maps, weather maps and ... well, you get the idea. This piece is dedicated to Mr. Long and, sorry to dash off, but the search is begun and the game is afoot!

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Blogger hpy said...

Will I find my way with your map?

12:51 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Yes, Hélène, yours is the only way that can ever be found. :)

4:54 AM  
Blogger SusuPetal said...

This must be a mind map!

7:25 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Huh? You mean that this looks like a brain to you? Hmm, Ryosuke Cohen might be proud of me then. :D

8:03 AM  
Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

WOW! I love this, great topography! Wooee!

5:07 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

mary stebbins tait:
I'm pleased you see it that way, Mary, so do I. :)

7:15 PM  

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