about ‘as others see us’

We both studied Robert Burns at school usually the best-known texts and of course everyone is aware of ‘Auld Lang Syne’ sung at Hogmanay and ‘To a Haggis’ at the Burns supper. It wasn’t until we undertook this commission that we realised the volume of the work he produced, how beautiful it is and it’s relevance today. All of our sitters knew at once which passage of Burns they wanted to choose and it was fascinating to see their interpretation of the text. Surely that is what Burns is about, speaking to each and every one of us. We hope through these words and pictures viewers will rediscover or discover Burns for the first time – a man ahead of his time.