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Antony Gormley’s Another Place

May 8, 2011

I come here quite often; the ghostly Gormley figures scattered across the cost line perpetually staring out to sea offers a calm (and eerie) atmosphere, creating an environment for contemplation and reflection. Walking towards the sea, you become part of the installation. The figures welcome new members and as new participants join the customary pose, it’s difficult to tell them apart.

Are they waiting or going towards something? As the years go by, I like to think that they are becoming more and more part of the landscape and part of the earth, confirming the connection that we have, dust to dust and all of that. Moss, barnacles and rust are slowly creeping and changing the installation. I really like all the different textures and colours that have altered the figures.  We all start off as the same but our environment and experiences change us. The work also changes with the tide, tops of heads look to be bobbing on the surface and others wading into the sea.

This is by far one of my favorite places to visit!

 

To find out more about Another Place and Antony Gormley’s work, please go to:
http://www.antonygormley.com/

For more details and directions of how to get to Crosby beach:

http://www.sefton.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=6216

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 2, 2011 5:41 am

    SOme beautiful shots there. Great work

  2. June 2, 2011 10:22 am

    Thanks RT 🙂

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