Natural Materials

Natural materials have been used in art making for thousands of years. Contemporary artists such as Richard Long continue this long tradition by placing natural materials at the center of their art practice. At Chinati, we see a heightened presence of the natural world, from Long’s Sea Lava Circles (1988) to Donald Judd’s and Robert Irwin’s considerations of Marfa’s landscape and sky. Discover what makes natural materials versatile and expressive, and create your own tactile art object.