City Park: Strolling, Turning, Kneeling
© Christine Borland

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City Park: Strolling, Turning, Kneeling 1997
  • Scottish Art
This work is one of a series in which the artist was inspired by crime scenes, after seeing a display in the Police Museum in Glasgow. The display consisted of drops of blood on pieces of paper. Its label explained how it was possible to measure the drops and so calculate what had caused them. Borland was interested in how an entire scenario could be constructed from such minimal information. The photographs in this piece recall the style of police photographs that objectively record a crime scene, while the melons remind us of human flesh. Melons are also often used in the making of films for shooting practice.


  • Acc. No. GMA 4320
  • Medium Six colour photographs mounted on board [edition of three]
  • Size Each: 25.50 x 25.50 cm; measurements of board: 84.00 x 117.00 cm (total: 84.00 x 117.00 x 2.50 cm)
  • Credit Purchased with the assistance of the Iain Paul Fund 2000