Hamish Fulton, ‘Counting 343 coloured dots for: counting 49 barefoot paces from and to the tent each morning for seven days. A 14 day walk from sea level up to the highest point and back down to the water edge. Sardinia Italy November 2014’, 2014, Josée Bienvenu
Hamish Fulton, ‘Counting 343 coloured dots for: counting 49 barefoot paces from and to the tent each morning for seven days. A 14 day walk from sea level up to the highest point and back down to the water edge. Sardinia Italy November 2014’, 2014, Josée Bienvenu

About Hamish Fulton

Like Richard Long, Hamish Fulton is a self-characterized “walking artist” who generates photographs, sketches, and text pieces based on the experience of each walk. During visits to South Dakota and Montana in the 1960s, Fulton decided that art should be about life, not about producing objects. Keenly interested in Native American cultures and Buddhist meditation practices, Fulton has walked in more than 25 countries in the past 30 years, including trips to the tops of Mount Everest and Denali. “If I do not walk, I cannot make a work of art,” Fulton explains. “The physical involvement of walking creates a receptiveness to the landscape. I walk on the land to be woven into nature. A road walk can transform the everyday world and give a heightened sense of human history.”

British, b. 1946, London, United Kingdom, based in Canterbury, United Kingdom