|Richard Long: The Path Is the Place Is the Line
21 January 2006
through 25 April 2006
"You could say that my work is a balance between the patterns of nature and the formal ideas behind human constructs like lines and circles.
It is where my human characteristics meet the natural forces and patterns in the world."
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Richard Long is known for creating multifaceted, conceptually driven works that take inspiration from his experiences with the land. Working in the tradition of the English Romantics, Long examines nature's link to the sublime and the intersection of natural forces and human concerns. In The Path Is the Place Is the Line, Long assembles elements that document and reflect on a recent three-week walk he took along the Pacific Crest Trail in California's Sierra Nevada mountains. The presentation at SFMOMA includes photographs as well as stone sculptures, text works, and mud works, all characterized by a vigorous, solitary sense of quest and a reach beyond the individual.