"Daisies"

Illustration for "The Best Burns Statue" by Bill Manhire, in "For A' That: A Celebration of Burns" (2009, The University of Dundee Press). Inspired by Manhire's poem, in which he describes the sense of hubris associated with the memorialisation of figures such as Robert Burns, whilst reconnecting us with his humanity, in the last lines of the poem, having Burns end his litany of attributes that statues of himself have been given by their sculptors, with the very humble desire

yet I would have liked
the wee dog or the daisy.
Ref:
illustrations_8
Date:
01/07/09
Location:
"For A 'That: A Celebration of Burns". Designed by Tim Bremner.
Photographer:
Angus Bremner

"Daisies"

Illustration for "The Best Burns Statue" by Bill Manhire, in "For A' That: A Celebration of Burns" (2009, The University of Dundee Press). Inspired by Manhire's poem, in which he describes the sense of hubris associated with the memorialisation of figures such as Robert Burns, whilst reconnecting us with his humanity, in the last lines of the poem, having Burns end his litany of attributes that statues of himself have been given by their sculptors, with the very humble desire

yet I would have liked
the wee dog or the daisy.
Ref:
illustrations_8
Date:
01/07/09
Location:
"For A 'That: A Celebration of Burns". Designed by Tim Bremner.
Photographer:
Angus Bremner