Iron Man

Iron Man

Iron Man

Iron Man

Is it an alien that has just landed in his spaceship? No, it's actually just one of the hundred iron men sited over a three kilometre stretch of beach at Crosby on Merseyside.

The 'installation' was created by Antony Gormley, a sculptor, probably best known for his creation of 'The Angel of the North'. The artist modelled the figures on his own body and are lifesize. Each figure is cemented into the sand and left to face the elements. Some have gone very rusty, and some are covered in barnacles. Most are completely submerged by the incoming tides. This figure is wearing a crash helmet and is looking for his motorbike! You should see what we did to some of the others!
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Date:
2007-04-14 00:00:00.0
Location:
Crosby beach, Merseyside
Photographer:
Stephen Dutch