<p>Amazonia as a tree <br />Etching on Japanese paper<br />46,5x34,5 cm<br />Edition of 50<br />Printed and Published by Marco Noire, 1990 </p>
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Amazonia as a tree
Etching on Japanese paper
46,5x34,5 cm
Edition of 50
Printed and Published by Marco Noire, 1990 


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Richard Long first came to prominence during the late 1960s. He was among a generation of British artists who wanted to extend the possibilities of sculpture beyond the confines of traditional materials. Long's work is rooted in his deep affinity with nature, developed during solitary walks. Many of his walks have taken him through remote areas of Britain while others have been as far afield as Nepal, Africa, Mexico and Bolivia. While travelling, Long sets himself specific tasks, such as walking a straight line for a predetermined distance, following the source of a river, or picking up and dropping stones at intervals along the route. He never makes permanent alterations to the landscapes he passes through, but rearranges natural materials to form simple, geometric shapes.