Saturday, 29 August 2009

Crosby Beach

Anthony Gormley's incredible installation of 100 life-size cast iron sculptures, 'Another Place', stand on Crosby Beach in Merseyside.

The artist says: "Depending on the fall of the land, the state of the tide, the weather conditions and the time of day the work will be more or less visible. At high water, the sculptures that are completely visible when the tide is out will be standing up to their necks in water. The sculptures are all standing in a similar way, with the lungs more or less inflated and their postures carrying different degrees of tension or relaxation. The idea was to test time and tide, stillness and movement, and somehow engage with the daily life of the beach.'

On an otherwise deserted beach, these sculptures create an eerily beautiful atmosphere.

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