Archie – Mr Lighthousekeeper

Archie - Mr Lighthousekeeper

The Details

Name: Archie – Mr Lighthousekeeper

Location: Cruickshank Gardens, Aberdeen

Created by: Lindsay Allardyce - Daisyglaisy

Sponsor: University of Aberdeen

Design Inspiration

Archie – Mr. Lighthousekeeper is inspired by the story of Archie MacEachern who was born in a lighthouse in 1910 and became a third-generation Scottish lighthouse keeper at lighthouses across Scotland. Lindsay was inspired to name her design after Archie as in those times, the courageous life of a lighthouse keeper must have been both wonderful and treacherous at the same time – taking on the dangers of the sea in wild weather, the beautiful coastlines of Scotland in peacetime as well as wartime “all to keep people safe”. The shape of the lighthouse lends itself perfectly to her image of Archie in his woolly hat and salty beard with “the Lighthouse Keepers” motto on the back “In Salutem Omnium” which means “For The Safety Of All”.

Lindsay Allardyce - Daisyglaisy

Lindsay is an artist from Aberdeenshire and her artwork goes by the name of daisyglaisy. Lindsay uses mainly reclaimed wood for her work – her sculptures are painted with acrylics and inspired by vintage, folk and Nordic designs. Lindsay has taken part in two previous Wild in Art trails raising vital funds for local charities and regularly takes part in events and exhibitions in the North East including North East Open Studios, Painted Doors Aberdeen and Etsy Made Local events. Lindsay also works for a charity and having worked in the third sector for 16 years, she is very aware of how valuable charitable organisations like Clan are. Lindsay is delighted to contribute her work towards raising awareness and funds for such an important service – one that touches the lives of so many.

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