This work is one if a series of ‘book’ sculptures made by Scobie in the late 1970s - early 1980s. They explore the sculptural possibilities of the book as a visual object. As Scobie described: “they all express in different ways, nature, the erotic, and I hope, some kind of abstract spiritual reality, the recognition of which I can only leave to the viewer”. ‘Wittgenstein’s Dream’ is the amalgamation of a still life and a book and was made at a time when the artist was beginning to experiment with methods of casting. The title refers to a dream that the Austrian philosopher, Wittgenstein, had and alludes to the border between reality and the dream-world.