6th Hour English
2012 April 24
Introductory Paragraph: About Antony Gormley
Everyone is curious by nature, constantly seeking answers to questions we may know nothing about. Our inquisitive minds leave us pondering the fact that some questions have a multitude of answers leaving us with only our own opinion on what is right. Antony Gormley had an endless amount of questions dealing with the human body. He asked questions such as, where do we begin and where do we end? Gormley was an artist creating sculptures of the human body and placing them in various positions, and in random places. Gormley was nowhere near knowledgeable about his art but through his art he found a way to help people recognize the same questions he had. However, Antony did not stop there, these human body sculptures are not just some thrown together shapes. These bodies share the exact same body index as Gormley. They are Gormley! Placed all around the world, showing people his questions in such a dramatic way; Antony’s sculptures are distinct because they are a representation of reality. Antony Gormley was born in the summer of 1950 in London. He is one of the most unique, interesting and popular British sculptors alive. Gormley uses his sculptures as a way to investigate the human body. “With each new sculpture, comes another question”, says Gormley (CAROL VOGEL). Using measurements of his body, Gormley explores the relationship between himself and others by placing his large-scale sculptures in public places so people may interact with his work.Every sculpture that Gormley has made is more than six feet two inches in height. Some are made from fiberglass and usually placed on the rooftops weighing seventy to one hundred pounds each. Quick 2
Other statues placed on the sidewalks are made from cast iron and weighing about one thousand four hundred pounds each! It’s quite amazing that Gormley uses his own body index. How does he do it? Gormley measures his...