Friday, 20 August 2010

The Water of Leith

....In the spring of this year six new sculptures by Anthony Gormley were placed in the Water of Leith. They start from the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh. Of course we started the walk the wrong way round seeing the figure looking out to sea at Leith, but it was a really good walk. At Stockbridge someone has dressed one of the figures in a red flowered dress ! I imagine there will be a lot more of that sort of thing because they are all within reach. It'd been great seeing new and old art works in the city, quite inspiring....although most of my work when I get back home will be gilding....lots of gilding. I've been told that gilders are in short supply..of course being in the painting trade I can think of quite a few! I also popped into a local Clock restorers to find that I may well receive some dials from him. I thought I might live too far away but he used to send them to Norfolk !
Goes to show it's always worth carrying a business card.

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