Something a little different………..
Anthony and Andy
My two favourite sculptors.
Gormley’s sculptures use the human form to explore man’s existence in and relation to the world. He is primarily known for the lead figures cast from his own body.
“I feel uncomfortable talking about this because all I know is it’s important to me that they have an authenticity that comes from a lived moment, and then, beyond that, I am aware that they are empty and nameless. They’re being, not doing, and they are waiting. They have time, we have consciousness, and they are waiting for the viewer’s thoughts and feelings.”
Goldsworthy’s approach is to interrupt, shape, or in some other way temporarily alter or work with nature to produce his fragile, mutable pieces, with most of his works, ultimately, the materials used to create this piece returned to their natural state, leaving no trace of the artwork’s existence save for the photos he takes to record them.
“I want to get under the surface. When I work with a leaf, rock, stick, it is not just that material in itself, it is an opening into the processes of life within and around it. When I leave it, these processes continue.”
I hope you have enjoyed Anthony and Andy as much as I do. Have a great weekend, and a Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads.