Antony Gormley

EARLY SLATE WORKS, 1978

Slate is a sedimentary stone that betrays its origins by being able to be split. I like the idea of using its ability to break down into layers to make a number of works, including UNTITLED (DOUBLE SPIRAL) and PLATE but also a slate Bottle which in some way allows the material to display its own character, in the same way that wood is used in the early tree works. EAVE, which is a complement to the FULL BOTTLE, attempts to make an ally of sedimentary geology for shelter, to survive.

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EAVE

EAVE, 1978
Slate
28 cm

UNTITLED (DOUBLE SPIRAL)

UNTITLED (DOUBLE SPIRAL), 1978
Slate
Diameter: 30.5 cm, Height: 2 cm

PLATE

PLATE, 1978
Slate
25.5 x 2 cm