Aimée Finlay: A Thurifer Left

Aimée Finlay: A Thurifer Left

Opening Event Friday 3 November 6-8 pm

Hawthornvale Space
4 November – 31 January 2024
Daily 7am – 7pm, viewable from the street

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop is delighted to present  A Thurifer Left  by Aimée Finlay, a newly commissioned installation for our Hawthornvale Space.

Aimée Finlay has produced this work using ESW’s foundry to explore her fascination with the casting process as a means to simultaneously reproduce and transform her sculpted replica’s of Thuribles. Thuribles, also called censers, are vessels used in the Christian liturgy for the burning of aromatic incense strewn on lighted coals. Through the work Finlay revisits their past experiences of ritual and ceremony as an altar server in the Catholic Church. The religious purpose of the forms combined with the material process, evokes thoughts of repetition, meaning and tradition.

Aimée Finlay is an Emerging Scottish Artist captivated by casting and iteration through digital or analog means. They were awarded a Graduate Studio Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop after their graduation from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in 2021. Aimée’s is currently developing their skills in metal casting.

You can find out more about their work here

The Hawthornvale Space Programme is an ongoing series of public art commissions that aims to give the public an unexpected and thought provoking encounter with contemporary art. It connects the work of the artists we support with our local community and passersby. Housed in our on street gallery space the commission is viewable daily from the street, projecting the work of the commissioned artist into the public realm to engage a broad audience, many of whom might not regularly visit art galleries.