No one forecasted fog but hey ho, we were already on our way to Crosby to see Anthony Gormley’s Another Place. The last time I went it was raining cats and dogs and my fingers were red from the bitter cold, with my family reluctant to hang around while I took photos for my course work. Today was going to be different and it certainly was.
Gormley’s Art work consists of 100 cast iron sculptures (17 different casts of Gormley himself) which all face the open sea, cover a distance of 3km are 250m apart along the tide and 1km towards the horizon…….impressive. What I love about these sculptures is that the light, weather and the tide all effect how and what you actually see, and this was Gormley’s intention. He wanted to show the relationship between the natural elements space and the human body. Many of them show the effects of time and the elements as some have fallen over, others have barnacles and moss attached to their forms.
We stepped onto the sand in sunshine, but were soon walking in mist and looking out to the horizon for these figures, which now appeared magical and ghost like. In the meantime Roma was very curious sniffing round the legs and appeared to be thinking why aren’t you playing with me.
If you go down to Crosby beach today you’ll be sure of a big surprise…….to my delight we saw a couple taking a pig for a walk (Not a micro or pot bellied pig ) what a brilliant day.