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This was taken on Crosby Beach where Antony Gormley has installed 100 cast iron figures along a 3 kilometre stretch of beach, reaching out up to 1 kilometre to sea. All the figures are looking out to sea, staring at the horizon in silent expectation. The work is seen as a poetic response to the individual and universal sentiments associated with emigration – sadness at leaving, but the hope of a new future in another place.

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