Can you guess what this is?
The first picture is taken at the foot of the Angel of the North. It is sculptured by Antony Gormley and is one of the famous landmarks in England. Yet, I’ve only heard about it in my last month in England.
“The hill top site is important and has the feeling of being a megalithic mound. When you think of the mining that was done underneath the site, there is a poetic resonance. Men worked beneath the surface in the dark. Now in the light, there is a celebration and visibility of this industry.
“The face will not have individual features. The effect of the piece is in the alertness, the awareness of space and the gesture of the wings – they are not flat, they’re about 3.5 degrees forward and give a sense of embrace.
“It is important to me that the Angel is rooted in the ground – the complete antithesis of what an angel is, floating about in the ether. It has an air of mystery. You make things because they cannot be said.”
“I’m just very interested in loosening things up and making the world a more exciting place to live” – Gormley
in response to Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective