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Andy Scott unveils Lomondgate stag sculpture

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April 20 2012

Andy Scott unveils Lomondgate stag sculpture
Prolific sculptor Andy Scott has revealed his latest metallic creation, a two ton stag sculpture erected as a gateway to Lomondgate Business Park.

Commissioned by the Walker Group and Strathleven Regeneration Company the six metre high sculpture has been placed by a busy roundabout at the main entrance to the park.

It has been perched atop a raised plinth to give the impression of standing in water with a reflection underneath and was painstakingly pieced together by Scott who chopped up some 2km of steel before welding thousands of individual components together to craft the piece.

Explaining his inspiration Scott said: “Loch Lomond is a place of astounding natural beauty and I wanted to design a sculpture that featured some of the Scottish wildlife found there. The stag really spoke for itself as it is such a strong iconic Scottish image.

“The real challenge of the design was to portray the stag’s reflection in the water, which was something new for me and took quite a bit of work but I am really happy with how it has turned out.”  
In heraldry a stag is a symbol of regeneration and growth
In heraldry a stag is a symbol of regeneration and growth
Spotlighting will highlight the structure to passing motorists
Spotlighting will highlight the structure to passing motorists

4 Comments

Trombe Wall
#1 Posted by Trombe Wall on 20 Apr 2012 at 13:40 PM
Prolific indeed, there only a handful of the major roundabouts within the central belt untouched by Andy.

I do enjoy his sculptures and look forward to his inevitable appointment for an installation at new forth crossing roundabout.
Jimbob Tanktop
#2 Posted by Jimbob Tanktop on 20 Apr 2012 at 14:25 PM
I like his sculptures, and this is a particularly nice one, but I fear his ubiquity is in danger of devaluing him.

This isn't a criticism of Andy Scott at all; it would simply be nice to see public artworks spread around a little more imaginatively.
dirige
#3 Posted by dirige on 20 Apr 2012 at 22:04 PM
Jimbob, I think you hit the nail on the head. Also, his work is becoming synonymous with being stuck in traffic jams on a hateful commute to work.

Personally I like certain examples of his work a lot, ie the more 'expressive' scupltures, but really don't like the 'naff xfactor contestant' ones such as the big dolly-bird on the M80 at Cumbernauld.
Rhona T
#4 Posted by Rhona T on 14 Jul 2012 at 00:25 AM
Folks, I live with this sculpture, and I can tell you, it is a joy to behold every day. I just wish the powers that be had let Andy loose on the Balloch Roundabout, and we could have something wonderful instead of the "pot roast / dead spider". A herd of deer would have been more in keeping! Looking forward to the Kelpies....

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