Sculptural Project by Antony Gormley at National Galleries of Scotland

Antony Gormley next to one of his six life-sized cast-iron figures outside the Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, Scotland. The first figure is buried chest-deep in the ground outside the gallery ; the next four placed into the Water of Leith as it winds its way through Edinburgh city to the sea. Reuters / David Moir.

EDINBURGH.- Work began in Edinburgh in
April on an
extraordinary multi-part sculptural project by the celebrated British
artist
Antony Gormley. Commissioned by the National Galleries of Scotland, 6
Times will
consist of six life-sized figures positioned between the Scottish
National
Gallery of Modern Art and the sea. Four of the figures will be sited in
the
Water of Leith itself, acting as gauges for the height of the river as
it swells
and recedes. The figure closest to the sea, at Leith Docks, is now in
place and
installation of the further figures will take place throughout June.