To coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Main Library at George Square, artist Nathan Coley has created a new site-specific illuminated text sculpture for the building. The Basic Material Is Not The Word But The Letter is a phrase found in the Archives at the Centre for Research Collections, where Coley conducted research for the sculpture. The exact meaning of the phrase, and therefore the art work itself, is open to the interpretation of those viewing it. Sited within the Main Library, the work clearly resonates with the function of the building; but is this a celebration or an interrogation?
Slight variance in dimensions from planning documents