Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Greenock's Caged Bird

I pass by the McLean Museum & Art Gallery in Greenock at least a couple of times a week and only noticed for the first time yesterday that this sculpture in the Museum gardens is actually a bird.

 
 
Not only that, but I discovered that it was created by the celebrated local artist George Wyllie (1921-2012)!


 
Named "Caged Peacock", it was originally commissioned for Princes Square, Glasgow and brought to Greenock in 2006 where it was given a lovely new home in the gardens outside the McLean Museum.

 
Made of stainless steel and glass, it is 3 metres high.

 
Note to self when walking around Greenock - don't just look - SEE!

The Greenockian

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