Archive for March, 2012

Finding a home for an exhibition piece

March 26, 2012

This piece is a collaboration with Susie Leiper, which was originally exhibited in the Wych Elm exhibition in 2009 at the Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh. All the works in this exhibition used elm from an old tree felled in the Botanics in 2003.
In 2011 I was approached by the minister at Morningside United Church at Holy Corner, Edinburgh with a very open brief to design a carved lettering work to make a contribution to the life of that very busy part of the Southside. The words of the poem by Glasgow poet Larry Butler felt so appropriate that I suggested we use this piece.
The work was reshaped, recarved and mounted horizontally on a metal frame that just sits in the space without fixings.