Alison Kinnaird’s installation at Scottish Parliament
Glass artist and engraver Alison Kinnaird’s installation ‘War Memorial’ is now on exhibition in the public area of the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. It will be on show there for six months.
Alison states that this artwork was inspired by her hearing the names of battles being fought in Ukraine and thinking of all the names of wars and conflicts throughout the world and throughout history.
“No area seems untouched, and no lessons seem to be learned. Any viewer of the piece is likely to find names relevant to their own country. The child in the centre is symbolic of the fact that war does not just affect the military, but also that there is a child within each individual soldier,” she explains. “Glass seemed the perfect medium in which to represent the fragility of life in time of war.”
In addition, Alison’s open studio Festival Fringe solo exhibition ‘Art in Glass’, will be open in Shillinghill, Temple, for the month of August 2023 (10am – 5pm). Address: Fringe Venue 244, Shillinghill Studios, Temple, Midlothian, EH234SH, Scotland. Find out more here.
Image: Alison Kinnaird’s ‘War Memorial’ installation.