Step back from that ledge my friend*

Posted by Bel. The time is 3.15pm here in Wellington, NZ.

Antony Gormley is the UK artist who was behind the One And Other installation at the Fourth Plinth in London's Trafalger Square, and amazing sculptures such as the Angel of the North.

His latest work sees New Yorkers straining their necks, reexamining their iconic skyline and their own situation on the ground. Iron casts of the artist himself have been perched atop of the city's buildings, in a piece of public art entitled Event Horizon.

More photos can been seen on unurth (a site I recommend highly if you are interested in street art of any kind). These images are breath-taking enough secondhand - I can't imagine what the impact is in person.

*10 internet points to the first person to Name That Band.

2 thoughts on “Step back from that ledge my friend*”

  1. The Angel of the North is one of the most spectacular sculptures I've ever seen to be honest. Once in the British Museum they had a free exhibit of some of the "wee" versions (all of about 6 foot wide wings, and almost person sized), seriously I think that was one of the coolest freebies I went to in London.

    Oh yeah, third eye blind? Please deliver points with a red bow on top if I'm right... heh.