Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Poetic Obituaries: [George] Wyllie's creative achievements ranged

from playing the double bass in jazz bands to making permanent public sculpture sited across Britain. He wrote poetry and prose, but he will be best remembered for two temporary art works with their origins in his native Glasgow. These, the Straw Locomotive and the Paper Boat, captured the imagination with their poignant symbolism of the decline in the city's industrial heritage.

from The Guardian: George Wyllie


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