Head in the sand

We went to Crosby Beach, Liverpool, UK to see the 100 cast iron figures ‘Another Place‘ sculpted by Antony Gormley. Each of the figures is life size and are staring out to sea. In common with most of Gormley’s work, the figures are cast replicas of the artist’s own body. As the tides ebb and flow, the figures are revealed and submerged by the sea. Gormley won the Turner Prize in 1994 with Field for the British Isles. In October 2010 he and 100 other leading artists signed an open letter to the Culture Minister Jeremy Hunt protesting against cutbacks in the arts.

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