Animating Angel of the North

Neatoramanaut Anton Hecht shares with us this nifty animation of the Angel of the North, printed across the palms of 350 participants, to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the giant sculpture.

The Angel of the North, a sculpture by Antony Gormley in Gateshead, England, is a gigantic 66-ft tall steel sculpture with wingspan of 177 ft. Why an angel? Gormley replied:

"People are always asking, why an angel? The only response I can give is that no-one has ever seen one and we need to keep imagining them. The angel has three functions - firstly a historic one to remind us that below this site coal miners worked in the dark for two hundred years, secondly to grasp hold of the future, expressing our transition from the industrial to the information age, and lastly to be a focus for our hopes and fears - a sculpture is an evolving thing."

Image: David Wilson Clarke/Wikimedia

Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - Thanks Anton!

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