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Cumbernauld sheds Carbuncle image with sculpture

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March 11 2010

Cumbernauld sheds Carbuncle image with sculpture
Structural engineering consultants, Evolve, have been appointed to work on a 10m tall steel sculpture in Cumbernauld, designed by Andy Scott.

North Lanarkshire Council commissioned the work to boost the image of the Carbuncle winner for drivers on the A80 to the north of Auchenkilns junction.

It is hoped that the work will serve to increase residents pride and raise wider awareness of Cumbernauld as a destination for life, work and play.

Depicting a female form enshrouded by two large swooping arcs the design references Cumbernauld’s old Gaelic name, ‘comar nan allt’ or ‘coming together of waters’.

The £250k art work is scheduled to complete this Summer.

3 Comments

MJ
#1 Posted by MJ on 11 Mar 2010 at 11:07 AM
Yeah, because one scuplture will undo the 30 years of neglect that the town has suffered....
Geoff
#2 Posted by Geoff on 12 Mar 2010 at 00:27 AM
No MJ, but One sculpture will help.
Anon
#3 Posted by Anon on 15 Mar 2010 at 12:42 PM
Shame it's so awful.

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