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Artworks For Libraries: Lennoxtown

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For Book Week Scotland 2014 year we commissioned five artists to create new and dynamic artworks for five different libraries across Scotland. 'We Make New' by Bobby Sayers We Make New' wishes to take the viewer on a journey. To see the library in a new way, to reimagine. To highlight the ordinary and to show value in the undervalued. It consists of 16 large square digital prints mounted on aluminum frames. The artwork reads from left to right like a book, images and words take equal weight. Colour around the edges of the frames function to highlight shapes and forms within the images. The universal language used in the poems follows a parallel to the Jackie Kay poem, ‘Dear Library'; they exist apart but when brought together they strengthen each one another. The artwork seeks to open conversations around imagination and perspective and to allow others to find their own objects of interest and beauty in their surroundings. In ‘We Make New’ I have selected to emphasise the difference between my text and that of Jackie Kay's and also highlight the connection. To do this, the poem will is 'cut out' of my artwork so that as you 'look through the artwork' you see Jackie's poem, revealing the shiny aluminium behind. The words become almost magical and alluring. The second section of the poem is displayed in full next to the artwork on a single aluminium sheet, connecting the words directly through the material choice.