Gravity bends more than just space. It bends time. A massive object such as the Earth does indeed distort the fabric of space and time. This explains why GPS satellites must correct for time distortion: it passes more quickly in orbit than on the Earth.
A new sculpture by Anish Kapoor 'Tall Tree and the Eye' is displayed in the courtyard of The Royal Academy on September 2009 in London. The Anish Kapoor exhibition runs from September 26 to December 2009 at The Royal Academy.