Vandals destroy Princes Street Gardens '˜bed blocking' artwork

AN ARTISTIC installation calling for an end to '˜bed blocking' set up in Princes Street Gardens has been destroyed by vandals just hours after it was set up.

Wednesday, 5th September 2018, 9:35 pm
Updated Thursday, 6th September 2018, 11:40 am
The 'bed blocking' artwork by Caitlin Dick was vandalised
The 'bed blocking' artwork by Caitlin Dick was vandalised

The piece by local artist Caitlin Dick was based on a hospital bed and represented the resilience of the human heart when trapped in hospital limbo.

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It was dropped in the city centre on Friday and marked the start of the UK-wide ‘Campaign to End Bed Blocking’.

On hearing the news of her work’s destruction, Ms Dick said: “I’m gutted because it was a lot of hard work. Even though my piece has gone, there are many more to come. I hope this only serves to give the campaign more momentum.”

The artwork was destroyed in Princes St Gardens