Fridge magnet featuring the sculpture Vulcan by Eduardo Paolozzi, which is on permanent display at Modern 2, Belford Road, Edinburgh.
Vulcan was the Roman god of fire and the blacksmith who forged weapons for the gods and heroes. In Paolozzi's work, Vulcan (or his Greek counterpart, Hephaestus) is often seen as the archetypal sculptor. The impressive sculpture in the Dean Gallery reaches from the ground floor to the ceiling of the first floor. Vulcan is shown swinging his hammer and marching across the Great Hall. He is half-man and half-machine - a monument to the modern age.
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (7 March 1924 – 22 April 2005) was a Scottish sculptor and artist. He is widely considered to be one of the pioneers of pop art.