Bob Law’s blog and photography: Public Art in Scotland
In recent decades public art in Scotland has had a big impact with many examples catching the imagination and media attention, none more so than Andy Scott’s Kelpies – the massive horse head profiles dominating the Forth and Clyde canal entrance near Falkirk.
As I travel around Scotland on free weekends ‘collecting’ hills, visiting interesting villages and finding out about local history – I also enjoy photographing sculptures.
Here’s a small gallery of some of my favourites:
Arria is special, Named incidentally, after the mother and half sister of Antoninus, the Roman Emperor behind the construction of the nearby Antonine Wall although. I am sure neither of these two ancient females had four arms or we would have heard about it by now. Every great goddess needs commanding eyes – I have obliged her on this occasion. Sculpture by Andy Scott..
The Beardmore Sculpture in Dalmuir by Tom MacKendrick. The sculpture commerates Sir William Beardmore, a leading figure in the steel and shipbuilding industry and the ordinary folk, who worked in his shipyards and factories – producing the ships, engines and machines that powered and controlled the empire.
Andy Scott’s “Wood Nymph” in Greenock, with an artistic nod to the town’s perceived origins.
The same artist created “Foxboy” in Menstrie under the shadow of the Ochills. The area was once rich in tales of witchcraft and supernatural happenings. Legend has it that foxes were once kept as pets by local children.
“Going to the beach” at Granton, Edinburgh by Vincent Butler RSA RGI. The sculpture is very evocative of simpler times yet stands in the middle of a new glass and steel hi rise waterfront development.
Another work by the prolific Andy Scott that stands guarding the Maryhill Road entrance of the West of Scotland Science Park. Glasgow.
And lastly “Spirit of Scotland” by Richard Price, a clever tribute to William Wallace that is not obvious as to its profile until you stand back from it.
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