At first, when I saw these pieces I thought of Giacometti and the singular isolation of his pieces. There is some of that in these pieces, but there is the complete transformation of the space they inhabit, and for me this became the haunting and memorable element.
Even when I was a painter I loved sculpture, and my "paintings" were more like on-the-wall sculptures. Though no longer a practicing artist I continue to adore and promote art and artifacts, and I particularly respond to sculpture. I think it is because it inhabits actual three dimensional space and is visceral, you have to walk around it, you can touch it and feel it. What struck me about Antony Gormely’s pieces is that as installations they occupy an even larger space, and I am entering into their space, rather than they being placed in mine. The bodies at different angles in relationship to walls, floors and ceilings own the space and alter it in an intimate and profound way.