Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Iron Men......

We took a short trip to my homeland, on the way DH gratified a long standing wish of mine, to see the Antony Gormley statues titled Another Place.  I had always thought of seeing them at sunset but it rained for the whole 4 hour journey and we walked to the beach sheltering under an umbrella.  But it was worth it.  This was my first sight to the left

and to the right
They stretch as far a the eye can see. My biggest surprise was that they were life size, perhaps because of the Angel of the North, I had always imagined they were large. It is hard to describe all the thoughts they raised, peace, a longing, of just wanting to stand and stare with them.

The next morning the sun appeared and I went back, there was a completely different atmosphere to the beach.



I would have loved to walk in the sunshine to find the end of them and  it would have been interesting to watch the tide come in but we had to journey on. I wondered what this one was thinking as he gazed at the wind farm.

 I liked this use of recycled Christmas trees to stop the sand drifting.
You can see more of Antony Gormley's work here.

8 comments:

Ms. said...

These are haunting--wonderful--thank you for sharing them.

Frea Konings said...

Hi Pat, never heard of this artwork, but it looks rather impressive. On first glance, if you don't know the're statues it looks a little frightning, like something out of a horror movie. Hugs Frea

Debbie said...

Isn't this work amazing, it has been a long held ambition to see this work and I managed a visit about two years ago in the mizzle, so they drifted in and out of sight and then a year later got to visit the Angel of the North, so two ambitions acheived in a short space of time.

liniecat said...

Ive seen the christmas tree idea on Countryfile!
Gormleys figures must look amazing, lucky you to see them. the texture of them looks fascinating too.
lol might be worth tying some fabric to one and see how it rust dyes over a few high tides!!

Michelle O'Connor said...

This is amazing! I had no idea it existed! Thank you for sharing!

Seth said...

These are quite amazing. Thanks so much for posting photos shot from both far away and close up.

MulticoloredPieces said...

Amazing sculptures, especially because of their placement. They are part of the environment and the environment is part of them--fascinating. Thanks for sharing your photos.
best, nadia

What Delilah Did said...

How have I never seen these before? I really need to try and get out of my little bubble more often... I have added them to the lengthening list of things I want to see.