Ian Hamilton Finlay (1925-2006)

Fisherman's Cross (sculptor Henry Cline), date unknown

title and date unknown

Featured above are two of Finlay's early concrete works. His interest in text as object was later manifested in his life project, Little Sparta a garden that features 'plaques, benches, headstones, obelisks, planters, bridges and tree-column bases' inscribed with language. Finlay and family lived and worked on the farm and garden bringing mythology, philosophy and poetry to the landscape; a synthesis of nature and culture through everyday routine.

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