English, b. 1945
Mountainside Ellipse, 1999
15.9 x 379.1 x 152.1 cm (6 1/4 x 149 1/4 x 59 7/8 inches)
Richard Brown Baker Fund for Contemporary British Art 2007.107
(September 23, 2011 – January 8, 2012)(April 25, 2009 – February 28, 2010)
Richard Long has been making sculptures that closely relate to walks he takes through a variety of landscapes around the world since the late 1960s. The stones for Mountainside Ellipse come from the outskirts of Athens, Greece. For the artist, these sculptures transfer his impression of a place rather than provide the direct representation of words or photographs. Starting with a simple geometric shape drawn in chalk on the floor—an ellipse in this case—the stones are evenly distributed, balancing the material’s roughness and rawness with the orderly intimacy of experiencing nature in a gallery space.
Made in the UKContemporary Art from the Richard Brown Baker Collection
Edited ByLiese, Jennifer, ed.
Contributions byHoward, Jan and Judith Tannenbaum
Publisher & DateMuseum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 2011
TypeExhibition CatalogueSelected Works
Edited ByWoolsey, Ann, ed.
Publisher & DateMuseum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 2008
TypeMonographs and Collections