Monday, 11 June 2012

‘Another Time’ on Herm Island

A statue by Antony Gormley has been on Herm Island for two years and is now leaving. The 630kg cast iron figure is number XI of the work called 'Another Time'. The statue is a piece of contemporary art which evokes centuries of history and the figure looks out to the ocean embodying our human wonder and awe at the elements. Sometimes the only other presence is the sea birds wheeling and swooping on the rocky outcrop called ‘Le Minceau’.  

Although Antony Gormley’s stay on Herm has come to an end, it was initially thought the piece of art would only be on Herm for one year but after receiving such positive feedback the statue remained for a second year.

Herm is an island of astonishing beauty a ferry ride away from Guernsey.
The sea and sky reflect the light and the weather stormy or fair. It is one of the few places where you can feel the balm of a wild wind and think of another time.

Read more about Herm Island

Antony Gormley's work
Some of Antony Gormley’s other figures in landscape 'Another Time' are on Crosby beach near Liverpool.  
Photograph © Andrew Dunn,4 December 2005

Gormley’s ‘Angel of the North’ still embraces the North East from its place on the edge of Low Fell. Angel of the North