Tuesday, July 27, 2010

That's My World Tuesday

This amazing installation, called Event Horizon,
will be up until August 15. It's the work of
Antony Gormley and consists of 31 life-size
sculptures cast from Gormley's own body.
There are four in cast iron on the ground and 27
 more in fiberglass mounted on rooftops and
building ledges—mostly within sight of Madison
Square Park, though some have been placed 
as far as nine blocks away.

[You can see more of the world here.]


  1. "Jump! Jump! We’re with you!”

    I immediately thought of Cynthia Plaster Caster. But I guess Gormley’s are self cast, he being an artist and all.

    Hmm. Cynthia Plaster Caster put a new twist on the term “casting couch.” Twist—ha ha.

    It is great to incorporate such an imaginative presentation of sculptures in that urban setting you live in, and great that you could capture so much of it and share it with us.

  2. \I've seen this somewhere before...I think this is a great idea, although unsettling if one doesn't know it's a statue on top of a building!

  3. I wonder how many emergency calls it's sparked! Certainly intriguing.

  4. Hmmm. I wonder what the story behind this installation is. I often wonder what an artist was thinking as he'she works through a project.

  5. Actually, it scared a lot of people, who thought what you all think they thought! Bibi, maybe you saw this in London?

  6. Thanks for reminding me! I really wanted to take my teenager to see this before it's taken down.
    A great post for 'My World" Alexa!

  7. Great collage of photos, Alexa! I think that it would cause me to wreck my car if I glanced up and saw someone "about to jump." Intriguing installation. merci


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