The Why?s Man

"My art is place specific and people specific." George Wyllie

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"Burds claim their freedom and I am for the burds." GW


On becoming an scul?tor, George Wyllie said that, like a burd, he was claiming his freedom and that burds helped him to make scul?tural statements. He also said that a scul?tor had to eat and that he had also created burds for design commissions, such as one called Hungerbird made out of knives, forks and spoons for a restaurant. He was fascinated by robins, by eagles,by burds.

Berlin Burd
An Assembly of Robins
Canary with its foot stuck in a Girder
Truce Goose, Islay
Glasgow Speug
Bumper Forces


For the Burds - George Wyllie explains

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