About this artwork

6 TIMES comprises six life-size figures, positioned between the grounds of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art 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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  • artist:
    Antony GormleyEnglish (born 1950)
  • title:
    6 TIMES SKY from 6 TIMES
  • date created:
  • materials:
    Cast iron
  • measurements:
    191.00 x 50.00 x 36.00 cm
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  • credit line:
    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.
  • accession number:
    GMA 5126.3
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Antony Gormley

Antony Gormley