Land is a journey across five sites located on the British Islands, all under the supervision of the Landmark Trust, a non-profit organisation dedicated to cultural heritage preservation. In 2016, artist Antony Gormley was invited to create a corpus of works to mark the 50th anniversary of the organisation. He therefore created five human-size figurative steel sculptures, and picked a location for each one of them. Four sculptures were installed on the coast, gazing at the horizon, the fifth one was installed inland along South Stratford Canal, and more specifically at Lenghtman’s Cottage in Lowsonford near Birmingham.
Land is also a journey through the intimate relationship that each one of us has with a work of art, whether it is in a museum, a gallery, at home, or outdoors. The importance of having and of nurturing this dialogue is the very essence of Jeanette Winterson’s book.