Antony Gormley

EXTENDED WORKS, 1984 - 1996

In order to suggest specific feelings, I needed to break the given dimensions of the body and extend it. FIELD and TREE are an attempt to express reach - a yearning for the extension of experience to the horizon and TREE, the need to see beyond it.

Soon after that came HOME and the WORLD AND ROD, an attempt to make physical the distance between reception and source in eating and sleeping and sex.

MIND AND BODY tackles the duality of consciousness and matter by affixing the second head ear-to-ear with that of the standing bodycase, the heads cocked as if the contents of one head-case could be transferred to the other.

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TREE

TREE, 1984
Lead, fibreglass, plaster and air
472 x 60 x 30 cm
Installation view, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Manitoba, Canada, 1988

FIELD

FIELD, 1984
Lead, fibreglass, plaster and air
195 x 560 x 66 cm

HOME AND THE WORLD

HOME AND THE WORLD, 1986
Lead, fibreglass, wood, plaster and air
850 x 58 x 58 cm

HOME AND THE WORLD II

HOME AND THE WORLD II, 1986
Lead, fibreglass, plaster, steel and air
192 x 555 x 57 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London