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'Mirrie Dancers' Lighthouse sculpture, Aberdeen

Location: Duthie Park, Aberdeen 2021. #LightTheNorth

Aberdeen based cancer charity Clan Cancer Support lit up the north of Scotland in 2021 with an art sculpture trail. The sculpture trail drew people in to explore the communities across the north-east and the northern isles to see 2.5m tall lighthouses.

Light the North shone a light across the north-east and Northern Isles helping to spread awareness and funds for Clan’s professional cancer support services.

The process

His artwork is inspired by Scotland’s nature, lochs and land. The background gradient is inspired by the northern lights - ‘Mirrie Dancers’ over the coasts. The patterns are an abstract representation of contours on a topographic map. This is inspired by the unique Scottish landscape on land and below, in the lochs and oceans. The blue gradient is inspired by the rich waters.

I used layers of spray paint, acrylic paint with fluorescent colours and glow in the dark sand with a lot of white contour lines all over.

“The trail aims to provide a “light in the dark” for those battling cancer and their families."

The reaction from the public

#MirrieDancers lighthouse was a popular sculpture on the trail the public loved visiting it at Duthie Park. Lots of photos were shared across social media. A few of my favourites below.

The final sculpture


Name: Mirrie Dancers

Location: Duthie Park, Polmuir Road, Aberdeen AB11 7TH, Scotland

Materials: Fiberglass sculpture. Covered in acrylic paint and white posca pens.

Charity: Clan Cancer Support

Related hashtags: #lightthenorth #mirriedancers

Sold at auction for £12,000


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