The Why?s Man

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

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(Edinburgh, 1994)

Having gathered sticks and stones from each of the 32 counties in Ireland (26 in the South & 6 in the North)
George Wyllie creates spires to represent each one. He installed them across the Irish border, and later brought them to Edinburgh.


32 Spires for Hibernia

*Scottish Schools GW Archive

The Spire - George Wyllie explains

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