Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by davegore2005, Jun 16, 2013.
taken at an overcast Crosby Beach, some more iron men pictures
Nice work. I like the one with the tag and the first one with the kind of spooky face.
I don't know why but these things scare me...
Nice shots though
Agreed. Any reason for them?
any reason for the statues or any reason for the fear??
They are kinda creepy looking I guess - with their "faceless" face
Or maybe its cause I've never seen anything like this before...
But still interesting things to photograph/watch. Again nice work
For them being there. Just want to know if they are symbolic of anything.
they were placed there as a temporary public art work by the artist Antony Gormley around six years ago, a lot of his art is similar to this, ie, forms of his own body shape, but people loved them and the local council decided after a local appeal to allow them to stay...there are 100 statues along almost 3 miles of beach, all in differing states regarding where they are placed, some are quite far out to the waters edge and are swallowed by the tide twice a day (hence the barnacles) where as some as closer to the shore and may only have the tide reach them once a week depending on how high it is
Yeah, it's impressive and it definitely seems to improve the visual impact of that area. One thought is that it must have cost a fair bob to cast 100 iron statues and place them all over the beach.
they are titled "another place" I think the idea is based on emmigration.They are all statues of the sculptor Antony Gormley. there are a few of these scattered around europe, he also is responsible for the "Angel of the North" sculpture just outside Newcastle.
I work all over the UK and when I'm in that area I always call down when passing, hoping to catch the tide halfway in/out so they would appear to be walking into the water away from their home, unfortunately the tide and I always arrive at different times.
here's a couple
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