It is hoped to create a landmark to rival the Angel of the North
The chief executive of Creative Scotland has said a landmark sculpture at Gretna to symbolise a "gateway" to the nation could have global appeal.
Andrew Dixon was speaking during a visit to Dumfries Film Festival - his first public engagement in the post.
Local landscape artists Charles Jencks and Andy Goldsworthy could collaborate on the project.
Mr Dixon said the Angel of the North near Newcastle showed how such schemes could change a region's fortunes.
"Charles Jencks and Andy Goldsworthy are absolutely international names," he said.
"I think if a gateway commission can be achieved here it could be something that would resonate across the globe.
"So I am very excited by the prospect of that."