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Posted on February 23, 2016 by Sioux under General
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We traveled to Crosby Beach, Formby Sands, to see the artworks called ‘Another Place’ by the internationally acclaimed artist, Antony Gormley. ‘Another Place’ consists of 100x life sized cast iron figures, apparently of the artist himself, covering a span of 3kms along the beach and stretching almost 1km out to sea. Each figure weighs 650kgs, and is set into concrete buried 3m into the beach sand. All the figures stare out to sea, watching the horizon in silent expectation…..of what….who knows.

According to the artist himself, ‘Another Place’ harnesses the ebb and flow of the tide to explore mans’ relationship with nature.

I would have loved to have been there at sunset on a clear day.

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There is a large wind farm in the area, consisting of 25 turbines, with another 32 currently being added, stretching from the northern Welsh coast, up to the North Wirral coast of Crosby.

 

The size of the wind farm turbines, even at 8.5km to sea was very apparent and totally dwarfed the life sized statues of ‘Another Place’. The farm currently produces enough energy to supply 80,000 homes.

 

5 responses to “Art on the beach”

  1. Cindy Eve says:

    Fanstastic. They were speaking about these sculptures on the One Show tonight. On my list 😉

  2. Pauline Smith says:

    Looks spooky, eerie but absolutely interesting. What’s the padlock supposed to symbolise??

  3. Chez says:

    Wow this is very interesting!

  4. Ursula Evans says:

    Wow this is amazing. Love the fiqures

    • margaretdessington says:

      this same artist has 51 life sized statues installed on the western end of lake Ballard near menzies in western Australia. It is sort of like a salt pan, they do land speed races there

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