AS PROUD AS...
WHERE IS IT: In Springfield Court, just outside the east entrance to Princes Square, accessed via Queen Street
Standing equally proud on the same plinth in Springfield Court, located at the east entrance of Princes Square, are a man and a peacock, whose tail feathers lie flat, wrapping around the side of the column both stand upon.
The elusive title stems from the phrase “as proud as a peacock." It has been suggested that the small bronze bird mirrors the giant metal peacock that adorns the front of the Princes Square building. Yet it is the man who stands tall, hands clasped, staring north, oblivious.
The piece is one of many by Glasgow artist Shona Kinlock dotted around the city. She studied Fine Art at the Glasgow School of Art in the early 1980s and specialising in Sculpture for her Postgraduate degree. Kinloch, known for her sculptures of animals, has won numerous awards including the Millie and Benno Schotz Award (1985), the Saltire Society Art in Architecture Award (1992), and the Association of Landscape Industries Sculpture Award (1999). She completed “As Proud As…” in 2000, cast by Powderhall Bronze.
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