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Richard Shilling's second book 'Wheel of Life' depicts his recent explorations into the world of Land Art where he makes sculptures solely from natural materials.

Inside you are taken on a journey as he explores colour, sunlight, geometric shapes and impossible rock balances, the vital moment of each is captured in a high quality photograph at the point where each sculpture is at its peak of balance and intensity.

Richard also explains what he has learnt when practicing his art and writes about his thoughts, feelings and the philosophy of Land Art as he explores nature and his relationship with her.

This book contains nearly 100 full colour photos, stories and essays on 160 pages including previously unpublished photos.


About the Author

Richard Shilling
escher Lancaster, Lancashire, England

Richard Shilling is a sculptor, photographer and film maker working in the field of Land Art.

Land Art involves making sculptures using only natural materials gathered near to where the sculpture is made. Many of them are ephemeral and will last only a few short minutes before the wind or the tide takes it away. Soon after nothing remains and Richard attempts to capture the most vital and vibrant moment of each sculpture in a photograph.

He makes his sculptures in beautiful and wild natural places across the North of England. Particularly in Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire but he has also created sculptures in Scotland and the Himalaya. He uses snow, leaves, wood and stone and anything else that mother nature can provide.

You can see more of his work on his website: and read all about what he gets up to on Flickr: and on his blog:

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fiorelle says

Dear Richard,

Exciting to learn of your work! I, too, create land art on the California Central Coast and offer classes to children and adults. Such a wonderful way to be outside.

I look forward to receiving and reading your book, looking at all your photos of your creations!.

Paola Berthoin

posted at 10:34pm Aug 04 PST

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