Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Roadside Attractions

The M8 sculptures remind me of America's roadside attractions - sculptures that are often in the worst possible taste - that nonetheless find a place in many peoples hearts - often kitsch and tacky, covering a huge range of subject matter - they are often a lot (LOT) larger than life, and the only thing they seem to have in common is their lack of subtlety and bold, brash attitude...

Glasgow's culture has a fondness for americana, and I feel it is more than amenable to this particular kind - it seems in congruence with Glasgow's propensity for the large, loud and bold.

Here's some links to some of the cheesiest, tackiest, and fun nonsense around:

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