Antony Gormley

(England, 1950)

“From the beginning I was trying to make something as direct as possible with clay: the earth. The 200,000 body-surrogates completely occupy the space in which they are installed, taking the form of the building and excluding us, but allowing visual access. I gave these instructions to the makers: ‘Take a hand-size ball of clay, form it between the hands, into a body surrogate as quickly as possible. Place it at arm's length in front of you and give it eyes.’”

—Antony Gormley

Curator: Lynda Forsha
Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Organizer: Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego