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Last Updated: Tuesday, 29 May 2007, 13:33 GMT 14:33 UK
Giant steel sculpture installed
Collylands Sculpture
The Collylands Sculpture has been made out of steel
The first of three "iconic" public sculptures by international artist Andy Scott is being installed in Clackmannanshire.

The female figure, dubbed "River Sprite", will take up residence on the Collylands Roundabout near Alva.

The Glasgow sculptor has work in sites around the world but his sculptures in Clackmannanshire will be the first time he has had three in close proximity.

Cultural planner Kathleen O'Neill said his work represented "excellence".

The Collylands sculpture depicts a female figure growing out of a trunk base, created using a mosaic of steel flat bar segments.

Diverse projects

Her foliage hands hold woven steel bars in the shape of the River Forth above her head.

Pupils at St John's and St Mungo's primary schools and members of Bowmar Community House were involved in the overall development of the sculpture, and some youngsters visited Mr Scott's Glasgow studio earlier this year to see him in action.

Mr Scott is still working on his two other Clackmannanshire sculptures. The first is a working man looking up to the figure of a child which will be situated at the new civic square in Alloa Town Centre.

The second - a "male in motion" - will be situated at Muirside roundabout on the outskirts of Tullibody.

Ms O'Neill said: "Many thanks go to Alloa Rotary Club who have supported the council in bringing Andy Scott's work to Clackmannanshire every step of the way."

Horse sculptures

Since graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 1987, Mr Scott has worked across a diverse range of artistic and creative projects.

His most well known pieces include the Clydesdale horse on the M8 at Easterhouse and the Thanksgiving Square Beacon in Belfast.

Mr Scott is also aiming to create the world's largest horse sculptures as part of a 25m project to transform part of the landscape between Falkirk to Grangemouth.

The 35m high "Kelpie" heads are the brainchild of British Waterways and Mr Scott and are based on the mythical Scots creatures.

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