24 Jul 2009 • 4,150 views
Sound II, by Antony Gormley. 1986.
I think this is by far the best of Gormley's sculptures
and it fits perfectly with the place in which it stands.
Tiff and I were privileged to get very close to the sculpture because, by pure luck, we arrived at the gate to the Crypt as a tour was starting. A moment later and we would have missed our chance.
The Cathedral website says - here -
"Winchester Cathedral has an established reputation for engagement with the visual arts. This Policy, implemented by the Arts and Exhibitions Group, seeks to create a measured and varied programme of visual arts events to complement and enhance the Cathedral's wide-ranging programme of musical events, and to use the rich variety of spaces available in the Cathedral
I think that whoever runs the Arts and Exhibitions Group does a jolly good job. The only little problem is that, even without the new artwork, there is already so much to see, and so much to think about, that a single visit isn't long enough to absorb the atmosphere and take it all in ... which is why Tiff and I now have a season ticket and will be returning in August. Let us know if you would like to join us there.
I think this is picture number 600..