One and Other
Gormley studied art, archaeology, and anthropology and traveled extensively studying Buddhist meditation. He creates meditative forms influenced by eastern philosophy. The rust and stains of precipitation dripping down the surface are an essential part of the sculpture. Like most of his work this piece is based on the artist’s own image and is a direct cast of his form in solid iron.
Antony Gormley. One and Other, 2000. Iron, 76 x 19 x 13 inches. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. © 2002 Antony Gormley, reproduced courtesy of the artist.