HEAVY HORSE, EASTERHOUSE

This is probably one of the most frequently observed sculptural figures in the Glasgow landscape, being seen by the many thousands of motorists who drive along the M8 motorway every day.  Sited at Easterhouse in the Glasgow Business Park, it was commissioned by Arlington Property Developments in 1997 as the then owners of the park.  This huge sculpture of a Clydesdale horse by Andy Scott stands 4.5 metres tall atop a raised mound mere yards from the motorway.  This reminder of a bygone age, when horsepower referred to the animalís capacity to work, stands solidly in its field as the new work-horses speed past.

 

© 2005 Gordon Adams

 

NOTES: Updated for 1st March, 2010.

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