Pinnywinkis

Foam, chicken wire
Reid Building, Glasgow, 2015

A year after the 2014 fire in Glasgow’s Mackintosh Building and the opening of the Stephen Holl-designed Reid Building opposite, Pinnywinkis – made out of foam and chicken wire – referenced the construction method of the Mackintosh, which Holl describes as having “thick skin and thin bones”. The work directly responded to the Reid Building’s reverse construction method with it’s “thin skin and thick bones,” and Holl’s celebration of natural light and spatial qualities.

Pinnywinkis consisted of gangrene-coloured finger tips ‘totem-poled’ to form one long, disjointed finger that sat on a wall and stretched to the ceiling. A large, flaccid, sliced middle finger was also flopped down one of Holl’s ‘driven voids of light’.