Delabole Spiral
Delabole Spiral
Delabole Spiral
Delabole Spiral
Delabole Spiral
Delabole Spiral

© Richard Long. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2024. Image credit: Sheffield Museums

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An installation of a spiral made out of slabs of slate taken from the Delabole quarry. In this work, Long uses the contrast between the neat geometry of the spiral and the rough, jagged edges of the slate to represent the presence of man in the natural landscape.

Sheffield Museums: Graves Gallery



Delabole Spiral




Delabole slate


H 34.5 x W 215 x D 210 cm

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purchased, 1984

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