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Art between a rock and a hard place

posted 17 Dec 2009, 06:25 by David Rintoul   [ updated 17 Dec 2009, 06:54 ]

It amused and baffled visitors and students for months – before suddenly going missing.

Now the mystery of the disappearing "rock" at the Edinburgh College of Art can be solved – it fell victim to health and safety rules.

The unusual attraction – which is actually made from polystyrene and insulation board – was taken away owing to fears it could blow away and cause injury.

Graduate Jake Rusby, 24, from Marchmont, created the piece – entitled Job Done – for his degree show in June, getting permission from the college principal to exhibit it above the entrance to the Hunter Building, on Lauriston Place.

But after six months of eager observation by visitors to the college, passing pedestrians and bus passengers, the rock is now waiting patiently inside the college for news of a new home in the city.

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