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April 21, 2019

Art Imitates Life: Antony Gormley's "Another Place" and the Neskowin Ghost Forest


My July 17, 2005 post:

On Crosby Beach near Liverpool, England, one hundred cast–iron life–size male figures, cast from sculptor Antony Gormley's own body, stand like sentinels (above), planted between the high– and low–tide marks.

They stand in positions carefully plotted on a chart and fixed by GPS, welded to 3–meter–deep piles driven deep into the sand to prevent their (unintended) removal.

All stare out to sea on an identical compass bearing and will continue to stand vigil until November of next year.

They gaze from their positions close to the mouth of the Mersey estuary toward the west and the setting sun.

Below, the Neskowin Ghost Forest on Oregon's Tillamook Coast.


It consists


of the remnants


of some one hundred once-towering Sitka spruce trees


likely felled during a major earthquake


that hit the Cascadia subduction zone in 1700.

[via Atlas Obscura]

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