That’s what I call high art: Painter turns city on head
This is Scotland’s biggest city as it has never been seen before.
Artist Matthew Ellwood is using his towering talent to reimagine Britain’s towns and cities as if their most famous buildings and landmarks were piled on top of each other.
He has just completed his biggest challenge yet – capturing Glasgow vertically.
Matthew has highlighted many of the city’s best-known sights including the Finnieston Crane, the Waverly paddle steamer, Tennent’s Wellpark Brewery and the neon Barrowland Ballroom sign. Elsewhere, the detail is incredible.
He has even included the famous Duke of Wellington statue with the traffic cone stuck on top – and flames can be seen leaping from the roof of the School of Art.
“It took me six months to do the Tower of Glasgow but it was worth it,” Matthew, from Durham, said. “My biggest problem was deciding what to leave out.”
In the end, Matthew omitted two of the city’s most recognisable sights – Celtic Park and Ibrox Stadium.
“I know how passionate the Old Firm fans are and I didn’t want to risk offending anyone,” he said.
Matthew also recently spent three months camping across Scotland to capture all 127 of our whisky distilleries. “I’m thinking of calling this one The Wee Tower of Tipple,” he said.