|Hello from Crosby!|
It wasn’t my first trip over to Crosby beach last month to see the sublime set of over 100 cast iron sculptures made by renowned British artist, Anthony Gormley. It also won’t be my last after such a beautiful, and quick, trip over there.
Such a simple, yet strikingly poignant tribute to our daily life of walking on the beach and looking out to sea. It never ceases to amaze me how much I am impressed by their calmness. So absolutely still. How something so resolutely manmade can be at one with the landscape.
I’ve always found it a peaceful act to watch the tide go in and out, listening to the sounds of the incoming waves. To see ‘metal people’ submerged in the water or sand, never moving, silent in their goal of looking out to the open sea, watching as massive container ships go in and out of port is a never-ending cycle of meditation. Unceasingly watching the world go round.
No matter what the weather conditions are they will always be there. Watching the horizon as light falls and rises. Standing the test of time. You can see how they’re becoming weathered as they withstand the elements. Seeing how they ‘react’ to different times of day or year makes them quite magical sculptures to view. Luckily we’ll be able to view these permanent artworks for many years to come.