Glasgow art installation: Penny Anderson
Contemporary artist Penny Anderson’s collage work is currently on display in Glasgow, with a site-specific multimedia installation on our poster site on Bain Street.
The artwork is titled Crow Presents and explores the issue of insecure housing, through the motif of crows and the treasures they leave behind as gifts to ‘repay’ those who feed them.
The eye-catching collage combines a wide range of intricate, shiny objects including lazer-cut quotes on mirrored Perspex, dolls house furniture, feathers and sea glass. ‘I began making the piece. But ironically life got in the way. While making work about housing insecurity, I ended up homeless, staying with friends, but with nowhere to make work. Eventually I found a home, and set to finishing the work, now freshly relevant.’
The resulting large scale artwork provides an intriguing narrative and creative exploration of a challenging subject. We were pleased to have the opportunity to support this thought-provoking project, not only to support Glasgow’s talented local arts community but also to explore the possibilities of using our street level sites in new and inventive ways.
Penny Anderson is a Glasgow based artist specialising collage, embroidery and text installations inspired by overheard snippets of conversations, stories and testimonies collected from interviews, that often that explore the notion of ‘home’. The project was developed with the support of Creative Scotland.