The Wall that Went for a Walk

Artworks - 09/02/2016 - Article : Marian Lacombe - Video : Marian Lacombe

It is the story of a wall that went for a walk in the United States…

The first Wall that Went for Walk appeared in 1989 in Grizedale Forest, in the English county of Cumbria ( Ten years later, British artist Andy Goldsworthy started another one, this time upon the remnants of an old stone wall at Storm King, a former agricultural land turned into a sculpture park in the Hudson Valley, in the state of New York. The 5 feet high wall starts from its original foundation before running free. For nearly half a mile, it snakes through trees, plunges into a pond, emerges on the opposite bank before stopping at the road that marks the edge of the property.

In 2010, Andy Goldsworthy continues his walk with a new installation, Five Men, Seventeen Days, Fifteen Boulders, One Wall.


Storm King Art Center
1 Museum Road,
New Windsor, NY 12553