British Sculptors | Artists in stone, metal and wood In association with
CHANNEL | BBC 2
FIRST BROADCAST | 22 May 1988
DURATION | 29 minutes 06 seconds
In this revealing programme, figurative sculptor Antony Gormley talks about his work and the processes through which he creates it. Viewers witness the plaster cast method he uses on his own body and, as he works, he explains the thinking behind several of his pieces, including 'Sculpture for Derry Walls' (1987), 'Joy and Knowledge' (1987-88), 'Bed' (1981), 'Pore' (1988) and 'Dawn' (1988).
Antony Gormley's grandfather was born in Londonderry and Gormley's 'Sculpture for Derry Walls' was produced for the city as part of the UK-wide public art project TSWA 3D. The sculptor's wife, Vicken Parsons, is also an artist and was his bodycaster for 12 years, but the task is now carried out by two assistants.
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