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'You are aware that there is a transition, that something that is happening within you is gradually registering externally.' This is how Antony Gormley described his experience of making plaster casts of his own body. For Three Ways he used such casts to make lead figures in three simple poses: curled into a ball, bending over and lying down.

 

The sculptures have holes at the mouth, anus and penis respectively. These break the seemingly impenetrable surface of
the lead body cases, suggesting an interaction between the outside world and the hollow space enclosed within.

 

August 2004