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Friday, 12 September 2014

Photo Dairy | The Scotsman Steps, Work No. 1059

I have been on a roll lately finding pictures I had forgotten about. Bit of a lazy way of blogging I know but I take so many pictures I am not surprised more than a few fall through the net.

Now if you aren't familiar with Edinburgh (my home city) which I am sure not all of you are, then this post might seem a little odd. Its just a staircase right?

Well yes it is but it was transformed from a rather ugly, dirty and a dilapidated flight of stairs into a wonderful work of art. All thanks to Martin Creed and the Fruit Market Gallery
Their article will explain it much better and in far greater detail than I can. But basically artist Martin Creed was commissioned to do this work by the Fruit Market Gallery as part of his solo exhibition 'Down Over Up' which was shown at the Gallery in the summer of 2010. 

The work wasn't finished and open for the public to view (and walk all over) until 2011 which was after I had moved to Brighton.
So despite reading about it and seeing pictures online I didn't get to see it for myself until quite some time afterwards.

The exhibition was only on for a short time but the transformation of the steps is permanent. It is subtle and is not necessarily something you would take notice of immediately but if you take the time to look and appreciate it is quite beautiful.


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  1. wow these steps have definitely transformed since last time I saw them!! They're lovely! x