"Another Place" 3.  by mariarty

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This installation by Angel of the North Artist Antony Gormley consists of 100 life-size figures spread out along three kilometres of Crosby Beach near Liverpool, stretching almost one kilometre out to sea. Secured on three-metre-high foundation piles, the sculptures are solid cast iron, made from moulds of the artist’s own body.

Your experience of the work will depend on the state of the tide, the weather conditions and the time of day you are visiting, with all the figures becoming completley submerged at particularly high tides.

Another Place harnesses the ebb and flow of the tide to explore man’s relationship with nature. Antony Gormley says: " The seaside is a good place to do this. Here time is tested by tide, architecture by the elements, and the prevalence of sky seems to question the earth’s substance. In this work human life is tested against planetary time. This sculpture exposes to light and time the nakedness of a particular and peculiar body, no hero, no ideal, just the industrially-reproduced body of a middle-aged man trying to remain standing and trying to breathe, facing a horizon busy with ships moving materials around the planet."

Comments

  • Brittany Schneider
    Brittany Schne...almost 7 years ago

    This one pulls me in… not all who wander are lost…

  • Crockpot
    Crockpotalmost 7 years ago

    This is simply stunning… breathtaking… what a picture…

  • mariarty
    mariartyalmost 7 years ago

    Thank you both very much.

  • Danielle Prowse
    Danielle Prowsealmost 7 years ago

    He such a fantastic sculpture…his sculptures here in Western Australia are still standing in Lake Ballard years after he placed them…..I have shots of them in my portfolio!!

  • Jeremy Harrington
    Jeremy Harringtonalmost 7 years ago

    this is fantastic… great work!

  • mariarty
    mariartyalmost 7 years ago

    Thanks Danielle, he is my favourite sculptor. I will take a look at your portfolio.

    Thans Jeremy.

  • Kofoed
    Kofoedalmost 7 years ago

    Wow. Here they are in the water. Fantastic scene. Beautiful work.

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 7 years ago

    perfect composed and mood

  • mariarty
    mariartyalmost 7 years ago

    Thanks Kofoed and thanks Antanas.

  • Matt Halls
    Matt Hallsover 6 years ago

    What an amazing effect! Incredible sculptures and very well captured here.

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