At first the 51 sculptures by Antony Gormley spread across approximately 10 square kilometres of Lake Ballard seem to be surrealistic representations of local residents.
After a while you start to see that Gormley has captured the essence of the people that he laser scanned before creating his installation. Shrinking the scans horizontally helped him achieve this. What inspired him to do so I wonder!
The spacing of the sculptures is inspirational too. Each is about 750 metres apart so you can see others from each one. You would swear that those in the distance are standing in water but when you reach them it is not so. Lake Ballard is a salt lake.
I’m very happy to have seen this 14 year old installation at last!