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Antony Gormley – Close, 1993

Flickr photo originally

uploaded by Ben Dalziel

Location: Hakone Open Air Museum, Kanagawa, Japan

Sculpture by: Antony Gormley, bronze, 1993

Antony Gormley is an English sculptor. His best known works include the Angel of the North…Gormley describes his work as “an attempt to materialise the place at the other side of appearance where we all live.” Many of his works are based on moulds taken from his own body, or “the closest experience of matter that I will ever have and the only part of the material world that I live inside.” His work attempts to treat the body not as a thing but a place and in making works that enclose the space of a particular body to identify a condition common to all human beings. The work is not symbolic but indexical – a trace of a real event of a real body in time. (Info quoted from wikipedia)

special thanks: flickr pics (from top to bottom) originally uploaded by:

9-lives, paul&kelly, silverlily, globalism pictures

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