Life size figure made from mild steel rings welded together with suspended cluster of metal balls inside located in the place of the heart. Figure attached on lower back to suspenaion wire cable for hanging
Filter 2002 Antony Gormley born 1950 Flat mild steel rings London-born Antony Gormley has produced some of the most iconic sculptures of our time, including The Angel of the North at Gateshead and Another Place at Crosby Beach, Merseyside. Through his exploration of the human body as a place of memory and transformation, he has revitalised contemporary figurative sculpture. Gormley has made many sculptures in iron or lead from plaster casts of his own body. Here he uses engineering and assembling methods to express the relation of interior and exterior form. Filter is made of mild steel rings welded together. This ‘skin’ acts as both a container of the body and as a space for our own thoughts and feelings. The sculpture’s suspension suggests flight, levitation, or an ‘out of body’ spiritual experience. Inside is a form located in the place of the heart, symbolically associated with life, death and love. Purchased with assistance from the Art Fund and the Livingstone and Bloom Charitable Trusts 2008.221
Place of creation
Manchester Art Gallery - atrium - second floor
Purchased with assistance from the Art Fund and the Livingstone and Bloom Charitable Trusts, 2008.