Exposure/Crouching Man

The Netherlands

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Photo credit: Allard Bovenberg / Eelco de Winter – Royal Haskoning

The sculpture ‘Exposure’ is a steel statue of a man, 25.6 metres high, made of bars and nodes, which sits crouched on the dike in Lelystad and looks out over the Markermeer.

The design had to take into account the specific requirements of the artist, Anthony Gormley. For example, the sculpture had to have an open character, solely made up of isosceles angle steel. The skin comprises irregular polyhedra in which no triangular surfaces or horizontal and vertical bars were allowed to appear. Another requirement was that the artwork must be durable. This is why it is constructed from hot dip galvanized steel.