Walking the streets of Garnethill, it is easy to miss these remarkable sculptures. Around three hundred sculpted birds sit on the top of the lampposts in the area, which is home to the famous Glasgow School of Art. Each bird is individually positioned so every lamppost is unique.
These silent birds have been keeping an eye over the local community for more than twenty-five years. The subtly of the work means that the pieces effortlessly blend into the urban environment of the city – seeing rounded, well-fed birds, resting on streetlamps is nothing unusual. It is only when you look up and around that the involvement of the artist becomes clear.
Kinloch has other public works in Glasgow, including: Thinking of Bella (1994) and In Pursuit of… (1996).