another place

July 17, 2010 · 3 comments

in Landscapes, Oceans, Rivers and Lakes

Antony Gormley - Another Place   |   Mesmerising Moments

The steel-grey day whips across the wide open beach, shells crunch beneath my feet.

A figure on the seaward side of the gushing channel stands, the foam licking his heels.

I wonder if he knows he’ll be trapped. I call out but he doesn’t hear. I am too far away. He stands.

Gulls feast on their sodden sandy plate before the relentless tide chases them away. He stands.

I am compelled to watch. Mortality rises from deep inside as he succumbs to the on-coming tide. Then I realise,

he is ironclad.


See more photographs and find out more about the permanent installation, Another Place, on the Antony Gormley website.


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L.J July 17, 2010 at 20:54

Stunning . As ever : ) I love this blog ! Very much enjoyed reading this name checking the Antony Gormley site specific – I’m quite close to it, for various reasons – Thankyou for sharing this with us all : )

wildelycreative July 17, 2010 at 21:07

It was quite immense in the moment. Thanks for your comment, LJ. And the photograph on the Antony Gormley site is so evocative of the feeling too.

Crafty Green Poet July 18, 2010 at 08:25

Wonderful photo, I love the concept of these Gormley figures and now some of them are in Edinburgh, along the Water of Leith, the ones I’ve seen fit very well into the riverscape

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