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Gelatin silver prints (3), on paper, transfer lettering on card
56.5 x 81.9 cm
Purchased 1973, Reference: T01762, © Hamish Fulton
Curatorial description (Accessed: 31 March 2016)
This work evokes the experience of a walk in Bolivia that Hamish Fulton shared with Richard Long in 1972. The photographs denote time (a setting sun or shadow line) and movement (the walk itself). The right-hand and centre photographs were taken at the same point on Illampu mountain. The shadow line is made up of reeds taken from Lake Titicaca, and pelican feathers. They were left there in the snow.
The title refers to the bird that circled overhead during the journey. Fulton has said about works such as this: ‘What I build is an experience, not a sculpture’.