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Bedhead 2002

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
In 'Bedhead', the artist uses everyday materials in an unexpected and humorous way. As is the case with many of Lambie's sculptures and installations, the work is made in a meticulous and labour-intensive manner. The repetitive process of sewing hundreds of multi-shaped and multi-coloured buttons onto a mattress recalls the rhythms of contemporary music with which Lambie has been closely involved. The buttons make such a commonplace and everyday object as a mattress sparkle like a prop in a music video.

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Installation art

An art practice developed in the second half of the 20th century that broke away from the view of a sculpture as a singular object to be looked at. Instead, installation artists create an environment that may surround the viewer. Many are temporary or created for a particular location.

Installation art


  • Acc. No. GMA 4675
  • Medium Mattress, buttons, thread
  • Size 19.00 x 191.50 x 93.00 cm
  • Credit Purchased 2003