Richard Long

Ivory Granite Line


Granite stones
35 x 120 x 890cm.

Ivory Granite Line, made of granite sourced in Spain, evokes horizon lines, man-made trails, ancient boundary lines and geographical borders. Formed of closely situated but unevenly shaped rocks, meaning that the density is uniform even while the raw components are not, the work changes each time the organic objects are arranged, according to the artist’s instruction and placement.

“I like simple, practical, emotional, quiet, vigorous art. I like the simplicity of walking, the simplicity of stones. I like common materials, whatever is to hand, but especially stones. I like the idea that stones are what the world is made of.” Richard Long, 1980