Saturday, 30 August 2014
Green Man by Fiona Robertson at Necropolis, Glasgow
Artist Fiona Robertson introduces The Green Man Project, an ongoing project that features the third grass sculpture she has made, in the Glasgow Necropolis. The original idea was to create a pagan-like head, situated somewhere in the East End of Glasgow, combining the rural and urban. Friends of the Necropolis commissioned Robertson to create her piece, and she received help from TVC Conservation Volunteers Scotland and local school children from Haghillpark Primary School.
Fiona Robertson is an artist based in Glasgow. She studied at Chelsea School of Art, London Glasgow School of Art and Warsaw Academy of the Arts. She has been a Lecturer in the Painting and Printmaking Department at the Glasgow School of Art for the past 17 years. Fiona works over a range of mediums including drawing, painting, installation and film.
The Green Man is situated in Glasgow Necropolis Wildlife Garden. It is near the Drygate side of the cemetery Enter through the main gates, cross the bridge and turn right. Stay on the same path and you will be able to view the green man after a 5 minute walk.
For more information visit http://greenmanprojectglasgow.com
Read more about the ideas behind the artwork and Fiona Robertson's process via her blog on Central Station