I hope giant mural of two men will further gay marriage debate, says artist
THE artist behind a giant mural depicting two men embracing has said that he wants to get people talking ahead of the same-sex marriage referendum.
Joe Caslin is behind the artwork on George's Street.
It is based on the famous National Gallery painting The Meeting on the Turret Stairs about a princess and her bodyguard who fall in love but aren't allowed to marry.
"Here we are 1,000 years later and we're still talking about a higher power who can prevent that union taking place and that's the core thing - it's just about love," Joe said.
"I'm not trying to change anyone's opinion but it's a part of our society and that's what I'm trying to show," he said.
"If people don't like it that's fine and if they do then great - it's just there to provoke a conversation and it seems to have done that," he added. Another mural, depicting two women, is to be installed at another location this week.