6 TIMES GROUND from 6 TIMES
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6 TIMES GROUND from 6 TIMES 2010
  • Scottish Art
‘6 TIMES’ comprises six life-size figures, positioned between the grounds of the Scottish National Modern One and the sea at Leith Docks, Edinburgh. Typical of Gormley’s oeuvre, the figures are casts of the artist’s body. Each looks in a slightly different way, which is referenced to in the subtitles: ‘Horizon’, ‘Ground’, ‘Left’, ‘Right’ and ‘Sky’. The work is quiet and contemplative, drawing attention to the natural and man-made environment of the Water of Leith, which runs through the heart of Edinburgh. Gormley encourages the viewer to consider how human beings fit into the social and natural landscapes they inhabit, how they understand identity and how they engage with one another.

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Cast

The production of a sculpture by use of a mould to make a copy, usually in a more durable material, of the original work. The term is used to describe both the process and the resulting object.

Oeuvre

French term which is used to refer to an artist's total body of work.

Cast, Oeuvre

Details

  • Acc. No. GMA 5126.2
  • Medium Cast iron
  • Size 191.00 x 50.00 x 36.00 cm
  • Credit Commissioned by the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, with support from the Art Fund, funds from the Gulbenkian Museum of the Year award 2004, and further support from The Patrons of the National Galleries of Scotland, Claire Enders and The Henry Moore Foundation.