Artist Simon English Begins Epic Land Art Journey in England

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Animals constructed by Simon English, reproduced here with his permission.- Magpies Nr Stratford on Avon, 1993

LONDON.- Simon English is today setting out on
his
epic journey down the length of England that will see him returning to
75 places
he visited nearly forty years ago. His trip, which can be followed
online
at
www.englandrevisited.net,
is being launched with the
release of 500 red and white balloons into the skies over Cumbria this
afternoon. The renowned land artist is retracing the steps he took for
his
monumental 1971 artwork, All England Sculpture, during which he marked
out the
word ‘ENGLAND’ with St George’s flags from Cumbria to Southampton. For
England
Revisited, Simon will return to those same 75 locations to witness,
document and
comment on the changes that have occurred in their landscapes,
ecologies,
communities and industries over the past four decades.