“One thing I like about my work is all the different ways it can be in the world,” he says. “A local could walk by and not notice it, or notice it and not know anything about me. Or someone could come upon a circle and know it was a circle of mine. I really like the notion of the visibility or invisibility of the work as well as the permanence and transience.”
“I guess I’m an opportunist, really. I go out into the world with an open mind, and I rely to a degree on intuition and chance. The idea of making art out of nothing, I’ve got a lot of time for that. Walking up and down a field, or carrying a stone in my pocket, it’s almost nothing, isn’t it?” Almost.
Richard Long in an Observer feature
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