SING/WILD/KIND/WOOD - New Edition by Alec Finlay

New Print Edition by Alec Finlay 


Modern Empire are delighted to announce publication of a new edition by Alec Finlay: a suite of 4 giclée prints entitled, SING/WILD/KIND/WOOD.


Each of the 4 prints holds one word, with the four letters from each word laid out in a grid, separated by a central cross. Reworking a line from American poet John Berryman’s Dream Songs, the formal structuring is typical of Finlay's ongoing work with found texts.


SING/WILD/KIND/WOOD relates to Finlay's permanent public installation of painted nest-boxes in Victoria Gardens, commissioned by Leeds Art Gallery in 2011. Finlay's work was exhibited at the gallery in the same year, when he was shortlisted for the Northern Art Prize.


Printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag by Jack Lowe Studio, the work is available in a limited edition of 10.



Alec Finlay, 2012

Giclée prints on Hahnemühle Photo Rag

Paper size: 4 x 265mm x 265mm

Edition of 10 (+ 2 Artist's Proofs)



Orders can be made directly via our website here. For further information please contact Iain Pate at Modern Empire



Alec Finlay is an artist and poet based in Edinburgh. Working over a generous range of media, from poetry, sculpture and collage, to audio-visual, new technology and print, Finlay's work reflects on our interaction with nature and considers how we as a culture, or cultures, relate to landscape. In 2012 Finlay exhibited newly commissioned work at the 18th Biennial of Sydney and was short-listed for the 2012 Alice awards, in recognition of his public art work white-peak / dark-peak. He has exhibited extensively including at The Bluecoat, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Leeds Art Gallery, Tate Britain, ICA London, and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.