Dyslexia sculpture makes its mark in parliament.
Two Scottish artists unveiled a dyslexia inspired sculpture in the Scottish Parliament during Dyslexia Awareness Week Scotland 2021. The prestigious event was the culmination of a year long mentoring partnership between Dyslexia Scotland Ambassador Mark Stoddart and emerging artist Angus Hepburn, both dyslexic.
The bronze and gold artwork, ‘A Desirable Disadvantage’, was inspired by author Malcolm Gladwell who compares people with dyslexia to David, the champion underdog in the ancient story ‘David and Goliath’
David, cast in rare Scottish gold, stands victorious on the larger-than-life bronze head of Goliath, representing the value of dyslexic strengths.
The two artists have both experienced significant struggles in learning and work yet share a strong belief that being dyslexic has given them a ‘creative force’ which they have used to their advantage.
‘A Desirable Disadvantage’ is set to tour other venues in 2022.