Robert Long, Stone Line, 1980
From the National Galleries of Scotland:
This was one of Long’s first works made of slate, which came from Delabole in Cornwall. The sculpture is an example of the artist bringing objects connected with his walks into a gallery. Unlike many of his works which are made outdoors and exist only in photographs, this piece is permanent. The line is a central image in Long’s work. It recalls a path or a journey. It echoes the walks that Long has made all over the world.
I love this. Love the shapes and shadows of the stone. Love the contrasts between the slate and the warmth of the wood floor, between the outdoor and the indoor. It’s always interesting when Land Art finds itself in a gallery setting, how perceptions and interpretations and meanings might change.