The Why?s Man
"My art is place specific and people specific." George Wyllie
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Perhaps best known for his Straw Locomotive, George Wyllie was interested in engines and engineering, and as a boy was fascinated by trains. In 1965, when he decided that it was 'time for art', it was a welding course, as well as a painting course on which he enrolled in Greenock, and very quickly he was talking about how 'industrial processes' could be used in art.
Trains and locomotives are a recurring theme in his work.
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