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To see ourselves as others see us # 2

This work was located outside the Royal Scottish Academy building in the centre of Edinburgh. The billboard existed for one month and invited people to look out onto their environment through the eyes of two historical figures from Scottish history. The portaits of Flora McDonald and Charles Edward Stewart (Bonnie Prince Charlie)were painted by two billboard artisans flown over from Bangalore, India especially. The text above the portraits is a translation of the line "to see ourselves as others see us" from the poem To a Louse by Robert Burns. The work offers the audience a mechanism for self reflexion and self critisism.





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