‘Field’ is an Antony Gormley installation of clay figures made by a family of Mexican brick-makers. Gormley asked that the figures be easy to hold in one’s hands and that the head and body be in proportion to one another.
Earthenware Tomb sculptures of female figures are quite common. Some are engaged in domestic activities, others appear as entertainers, athletes, or even Chinese polo players. This piece is dated from between 618 and 906 CE
Photograph by Sol Neelman April 2008 United States—A red-clay spray showers spectators at the mud-pit belly flop, highlight of the annual Summer Redneck Games in East Dublin, Georgia. Other events include a hubcap-discus throw and bobbing for pigs' feet.