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Looking down a speciality.

Teazleicious Diva-cat photos for the lazy at heart.

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The incredible barnacle boy

paintist says:

love these a :-)
have they really been there long enough for barnacles to grow.......

4th Sep 2006, 10:57

Viv says:

wow - love gormley!

4th Sep 2006, 11:04

Viv says:

ah you've blogged it before - love tags - must see this next time I visit my niece she lives on the other bank! Egremont

4th Sep 2006, 11:07

OJ says:

Yes, I *think* they've been there about 18 months and this one obviously gets partially submerged by high tides.

The barnacles on a human form gave me horror-film-shivers, but it was so beautiful there last night about 5.30pm. Really, really clear with high fluffy clouds and no fewer than four ships passing.

4th Sep 2006, 11:13

Viv says:

how many are there?

4th Sep 2006, 11:27

OJ says:

About 100. There were originally exactly 100 but I don't know if they've all survived.

4th Sep 2006, 11:29

Viv says:

oh wow!

4th Sep 2006, 12:01

do you think any just got stolen? they are awesome. im impressed that they are starting to gett weatherd and stuff, evolving art and all that

4th Sep 2006, 12:32

OJ says:

I'm sort of guessing some did backwards lamb, though they are bloody big and heavy.

When we first saw them there were still some stacked in an enclosure in the car park.

They're only there until November, so hurry if you want to see them.

4th Sep 2006, 12:37

swamprose says:

I had to google Gormley. The photo of the installation is fabulous. So is the barnacle encrusted body. Wonderful sculptor. thanks.

4th Sep 2006, 13:35

OJ says:

Hiya Swamprose - it's Antony Gormley (no h, I've amended my tag) but it looks like you found him.

I hope you found some more photos on the web. The figures are due to be installed in New York when they move from Liverpool. Of course no one in Liverpool wants them to go....

4th Sep 2006, 13:55

his website is very interesting.

4th Sep 2006, 14:01

swamprose says:

as someone who works with clay, I enjoyed his 'Mexican Field' on this website. It shows the making and firing of the zillions of little figures--the firing is done by building a kiln of adobe bricks around the figures.:)

4th Sep 2006, 14:12

nige says:

i *must* get to see this. looks brilliant.

4th Sep 2006, 14:33

Viv says:

Right - have to be October then I think - but it's a must!

5th Sep 2006, 16:36

OJ says:

Let me know if you're coming Viv. I'll give you the guided tour...

It goes "Sculpture, sculpture, sculpture, eeek mud, sculpture...."

5th Sep 2006, 16:38

Viv says:

will do

5th Sep 2006, 19:01

sam m(samace-at-hotmail-dot-com) says:

great piccys, wasn't there 3 gorgeous women on the beach that day too? got any shots of those???

6th Sep 2006, 11:14

OJ says:

Hello Sam....

There were! V has those pics on the main camera. Although there is one of you on my phone I think....

6th Sep 2006, 15:40

very nice shots

8th Sep 2006, 12:12