Richard Long usually works in the landscape but sometimes uses natural materials in the gallery. Different modes of presentation, sometimes combined, are used to bring his experience of nature back into the gallery. Since 1981 he has also alluded to the terms of painting by applying mid in a liquid state, by hand, to a wall in similar configurations, establishing a dialogue between the primal gesture of the handprint and the formal elegance of its display. He stresses that the meaning of his work lies in the visibility of his actions rather than in the representation of a particular landscape.
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