The Why?s Man
"My art is place specific and people specific." George Wyllie
Back to Art... out of the gallery
THE VITAL SPARK
(Kelvingrove, Glasgow, 2006)
George Wyllie's love of puffers, steam-powered 'lorries of the
sea' is obvious in the number of times they feature in his work,
sometimes made from metal...sometimes made from terracota...sometimes in drawings...sometimes in bits.
It is also evident in his references to Neil Munro's Tales
of Para Handy, and in the work he did with schools in Argyll & Bute,
calling for a restoration of the transport links which had once been a daily part of life on Clydeside.
*Scottish Schools GW Archive
George Wyllie Education Initiative
Managed by Media Matters Education Consultancy