Artist Talk: Alex Allan
‘Home’ by Alex Allan is designed as a series of sculptural way-markers across Milngavie. The form is based on the shape of old vernacular cottages that were once dwellings and places of work, and of which many fine examples can still be seen in Milngavie. Blonde sandstone, once quarried at Mugdock and used in construction in Milngavie, has been cut to form the top sections of the sculptures. The concrete plinths hold a mixture of cast-in and acid etched text referencing the names of former industrial sites and their workers. These sculptures act almost as memorials to lost local industries and specific buildings associated with them, as well as carrying the name of an individual associated with that industry.