Antony Gormley

FIRST LEAD WORKS, 1977 - 1984

I started working with lead because it was a material that could be easily moulded and constructed in the studio by beating and soldering.

All the first lead work involved covering and uncovering, insulating and revealing found objects, either closed forms like stones or open forms like bowls and shields. I was very interested in using scraps and pieces fitted very closely together as a kind of jigsaw puzzle to make entities or complete forms. In MASK, I was interested in the relationship between the visible and the invisible, the apparent and the hidden.

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SEED AND BOWL

SEED AND BOWL, 1978
Lead and stone
Bowl: 7 x 17 x 17 cm, Seed: 8 x 13 x 13 cm

TWO BOWLS [WELL]

TWO BOWLS [WELL], 1978
Lead
Each 7 x 17 x 17 cm

MASK, 1978

MASK, 1978
Lead
18 x 72 x 3.3 cm

FULL BOWL, 1977 - 1978

FULL BOWL, 1977 - 1978
Lead, 6 x 17 x 17 cm (detail)
Photograph by Stephen White, London

FULL BOWL

FULL BOWL, 1977
Lead, 6 x 17 x 17 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

FRUITS OF THE EARTH

FRUITS OF THE EARTH, 1978
Lead, revolver, bottle of wine and machete, largest element approx. 60 cm

LAND SEA AND AIR  I, 1977 - 79

LAND SEA AND AIR I, 1977 - 79
Lead, stone, water and air
Three elements, each approx. 20 x 31 x 20 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

UNTITLED [11 BOWLS]

UNTITLED [11 BOWLS], 1984
Lead, 54 cm