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


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ANDY MCAVOY, ARCHITECT

GEORGE WYLLIE IN 140 WORDS...

George Wyllie

Why ?

In the days after a nuclear bomb was dropped on Hiroshima - Japan, George Wyllie visited an obliterated Landscape Culture and Community. He there absorbed mans capacity for blind action :-

What ?

With words actions and craft he later proposed that :- Before every step there should be thought about where that step is taking you.

How ?

By making, placing and moving pale representative ghosts around our landscape and beyond.

Where ?

Where precious skills and Industry were threatened by unilateral greed, he posed a question. - Hand Craft at home or Foreign Slavery.

To me

He re-presented life stories, ideologies, materials and craft from my specific geography + His work gave those significance.

He asked for a considerate Society and for a gathered and distilled consciousness.

Where armed submarines drift ...he sailed a fragile paper Boat.

 

...Commonly piloted by himself with family.

 

Andy McAvoy

www.edoarchitecture.com

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