Art on the doorstep


Well, floating above the steps at Manchester Art Gallery actually.  I met up with my daughter in Manchester and we decided to have a quick look at the new Anthony Gormley sculpture before we headed home.  The Gormley-sized figure is suspended over a flight of stairs inside the gallery.  Wierdly for something so heavy, it appears to float in space.  From a distance it looks dangerously solid.   Up close you can see through the figure to a bunch of metal grapes which form the heart.  A falling figure, or one who is happy to be locked in the space?

I love having this stuff so close to home.  See how they installed the sculpture in this clip from the BBC.


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