An artist who spent 12 years creating a remarkable 3D painting of the Dundee landscape hopes his work will soon be exhibited for the city’s residents to enjoy.
Eddie Lange unveiled his Dundee Sphere work to the lord provost on Wednesday and says he would love to see it put on display in the city’s McManus Gallery or the new V&A when it opens in September.
Painter Eddie says his busy painting and teaching schedule, combined with the changing face of the city, meant he regularly had to revisit his work.
Eddie said: “I’ve been working on it on and off for around 12 years. There’s such an intense detail that I needed to spend a little bit of time on it.
“For example, I saw the Dundee multis getting demolished and so had to go back and take them out.”
Eddie admitted “there is always the temptation to go back to it” but presenting it this week allowed him “to draw the line” and declare the unusual oil painting finished.
He said: “After about three or four years I was nearly ready to leave it there because the concept was working.
“But too much was left for the imagination so I felt I wanted to take it forward.”
Eddie showed The Dundee Sphere to Dundee Lord Provost Ian Borthwick and says he was delighted by his reaction. He now hopes officials can help him to identify a place for it to go on display.
He added: “It was a fantastic reaction from the provost and his assistants. The provost’s office already has the No.1 prints of a lot of my limited edition work and I thought the provost might have some idea of where the people of Dundee could see it.
“My portrait of Liz McColgan is already in the McManus, so that’s a possibility. The V&A was also mentioned.”