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I'm here because it's a place where I want to be.

What do I do with my life - still pondering that, keep exploring the possibilities I suppose...

I do have another more personal moblog Vivupclose

Take a look at my daughter Beth's website...

food for thought...

Everyone, in some small sacred sanctuary of the self, is nuts. -Leo Rosten, author (1908-1997)

We think caged birds sing, when indeed they cry. -John Webster, playwright (c. 1580-1634)

There are two kinds of light -- the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures. -James Thurber, writer and cartoonist (1894-1961)

The artist brings something into the world that didn't exist before, and he does it without destroying something else. -John Updike, writer (1932-2009)

Some people become so expert at reading between the lines they don't read the lines. -Margaret Millar, novelist (1915-1994)

There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. -Elie Wiesel, writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1928)

from A.Word.A.Day with Anu Garg

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paintist says:

these are lovely Viv, nice shot of the barnacles and seaweed(?) on the top shot. Fave pic is number 3.....with the water just lapping around his ankles :-)

23rd Oct 2006, 16:42

Viv says:,,1512190,00.html#article
Gormley's latest work to be shown in the UK, Another Place, again draws on his own body for the 100 cast-iron figures, made from 17 slightly different moulds, that will face the open sea for 3km either side of the tideline on Crosby Beach on Merseyside. The work deals with the theme of migration as the figures look out at a new horizon, but the complex administrative arrangements in staging it - he has had to come to an accommodation with a "horrendous variety of authorities", including the coastguards, the RSPB and various local government agencies - has also raised interesting questions.

"It has illustrated that no landscape is innocent, no landscape is uncontrolled," he explains. "Every landscape has a hidden social dimension to do with both its natural usage and the politics of territory. And I do like the idea that attempting to ask questions about the place of art in our lives reveals these complex human and social matrices." The work will be in place for 18 months and forms part of Sefton Council's contributions to Liverpool's European Capital of Culture celebrations in 2008 and the 4th Liverpool Biennial in 2006.

It's 18 months are now up and despite protests and fund raising and Gormley being happy for them to stay Sefton Council have decided against it.
OJ had blogged them and when she told me they were going we just had to go and see them!

23rd Oct 2006, 16:51

Sprocket says:

oooh, barnacle bum.

23rd Oct 2006, 18:16

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