It will be a provocative art work with a lot of bottle. The artist
Mach, from Methil, Fife, needs 2000 glass bottles for a new show to be launched in November at the
It is based on his previous work, Thinking of
At present Mach, who believes the humble HP Sauce bottle is a potent symbol of Britishness, only has one bottle, and has asked on his Facebook page for help from fans and the public to gather the full amount needed for the show.
Last night Mach, born in 1956, said he is not a supporter of Scottish independence, and revealed: "I love being both Scottish and British."
The artist, who was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1988, said: "It is a new version of Thinking of
"I have got one bottle, so I need a few more - it's one of the nice parts of social media that people can take part like this."
Mach has created several works with bottles before, including a "Scottish version" of Thinking of
This also showed a female figure, this time visible in the grid of bottles as a white shape against a blue background, suggesting the white cross of the Scottish flag.
Other bottle works made by Mach include works made with Newcastle Brown Ale bottles and French wine bottles.
On the independence referendum, Mach a graduate of the Duncan of
The artist, who lives and works in
"I love being Scottish and British and being part of the union."
He added: "I am not for independence. I like being British. It may be due to living in
"I have always thought that being Scottish is such a lucky thing, you are part of this beloved nation of
"But I love the whole island, it is such a fantastic place.
"I think many Scots don't really give a toss about independence, I think what they resent is being ruled by these toffs in Westminster."
The original work, Thinking of
Mach once told the Tate that the original work was a comment on nationalism and British attitudes to sexuality.
He said: "I think the nationalistic thing is so close to the sexist thing anyway and the ideas of support structures, and who actually runs the country and who makes it tick ... you think of the title 'Thinking of
"Well, while I am happy to be involved in these things, I don't actually think of myself as 'the British representative' or 'the Scottish representative'."
It will be a provocative art work with a lot of bottle.