KT Tunstall revealed earlier this year how thrilled she was to be involved in Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail.
And tonight the Scots star’s special Oor Wullie statue sold for an incredible £5000 at Edinburgh’s Prestonfield House auction.
Created by artist Alison Soye, the look of the statue came from KT’s multi-million selling debut album Eye To The Telescope.
The album cover featured KT wearing a pair of multi-coloured braces and she says she instantly knew that would be the inspiration.
“Album covers aren’t as prevalent, as people are downloading and streaming music, but they are such a visceral, passionate part of music for me,” she said.
“I’m extremely lucky with what happened with my first album and the cover became so well known. The braces have become such a recognisable image and I thought it’d be great to use it for this.
“And, of course, the rainbow has become the ubiquitous symbol for the LGBTQA community. It’s so important for equality, tolerance and acceptance, as well as being an emblem of joy.
“I loved the little hints of Wullie now wearing eye-liner and nail varnish.”
The vital proceeds from the sale of Eye To The Telescope Wullie will go to Edinburgh’s Children’s Hospital Charity.
The final instalment of Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail auctions will take place tomorrow evening at Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow.
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