Anything That Gives Off Light

Part of Edinburgh Festival 2016

Pupils at schools across Edinburgh took part in a project to create poetry and personalised figurines, which formed a bright display outside the Scottish Parliament.

The poems resemble trees in their physical appearance.  This creativity is mesostic, a form of poetry where a letter from a key word appears somewhere in each line, providing a central trunk.


The mass of figurines, all in yellow, congregate on stands in a pool.  The chaotic crowd consists of a mass of models.  Each one gesticulates and shimmies in a pose chosen to reflect the character of the young artist.





aDSC_0636_ppCopyright Debbie Smyth, 6 November 2016



Part of My Sunday Photo and Chaos


12 thoughts on “Anything That Gives Off Light

    1. There’s always so much to see and do during teh Festival, but this was bright and a nice mix of poetry and models

      On Sun, Nov 6, 2016 at 7:39 AM, Travel with Intent wrote:



  1. Such an interesting shot! Anything that gets kids interested in the arts is fabulous to me! 🙂


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