Can you see what it is yet?

March 1, 2010

I realise I’m bastardizing Rolf’s quote, but it seems to fit in this case.
This is some amazing art from a sculptor called Rob Mulholland.
I first became aware of his work when he did an installation of four figures at David Marshall Lodge near Aberfoyle.
He uses a mirrored Perspex to achieve the almost ‘invisible’ effect. Many people liken it to the effect of the Predator in the film of the same name from 1987.

If you can't see it, is it still art?

There’s a story about him and his latest project on the BBC website. He’s creating four figures to be placed at the top of Alloa High Street. And they should be in place by the end of March.
The artist sounds pretty interesting, judging by his website. He’s done some outstanding work. I love his ringpull, made from hundreds of cans of Irn-Bru (Scotland’s other national drink). Have a look at his site , and see how his mind works.

The artist installing his work

In his own words, here’s what he thinks about his mirrored Perspex effect:
“It alters reality. One moment you see them and the next moment they blend in. There’s an ambiguity to it. It doesn’t answer all the questions.”
If you’re in the east of Scotland after the end of March, I’d strongly recommend a little trip to Alloa.
And if you can’t see the figures when you get there, just try looking from a different angle.

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