Bilith I 1970


Bilith I

Catalogue raisonné no. 280

Artist's CR 269



Steel, stone base

25.75 x 11 x6 inches / 0 cm

Selected Citations and Comments

I began fabricating the sculpture in order to produce works with a proper and tangible volume. This tranch of work I developed from the earlier ‘Pins’; it was made in answer to the new environment in which I now lived, and refers to the enigmatic prehistoric standing stones which are scattered in the landscape. The first of the group were called ‘Biliths’, composed as they were of two standing components (ref. monoliths). It would have been more accurate to call them ‘Bifers’, since they are made of iron.

Gerald Laing, 'Gerald Laing: An Autobiography', unpublished manuscript, 2011, ch.34