Glass artist Alison Kinnaird MBE has created a new work, 'Lockdown 2020' to highlight the problems that are common to everyone during a period that people the world over have been experiencing recently.
“Isolation is difficult for everyone to deal with,” says Alison, who works in her studio at home in Temple, Midlothian. “Creativity is hard to maintain, but some themes relate directly to our present situation.”
Alison has an international reputation as an artist working in glass. Her work ranges from small intimate pieces, to architectural scale installations and can be seen in many public and private collections, including the V&A Museum, the Scottish Parliament, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, and the Corning Museum of Glass, in New York.
She is hoping that a solo 'open-studio' exhibition, due to take place in her home during August as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, will go ahead.
“We’re hoping restrictions will have lifted by then,” she says, “but visitors can always arrange an appointment.”