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Star of Caledonia wins Border Crossing project

5th July 2011

Cecil Balmond's proposed sculpture Star of Caledonia has been chosen as the winner of the Border Crossing project to find an artwork to be installed at Gretna.

The landmark sculpture will be seen by as many as ten million people a year passing over the Anglo-Scottish border and is designed to reflect Scotland's scientific contribution to the world, Balmond revealed.

Designed in collaboration with landscape artist Charles Jencks, the sculpture takes the form of a giant star with beams of light crossing each other.

Balmond said it will hopefully capture the 'powerful energy, scientific heritage and magnetic pull' of Scotland.

'The Star of Caledonia is a welcome [to the country]; its kinetic form and light paths a constant trace of Scotland's power of invention,' he added.

Andrew Dixon, Creative Scotland chief executive and a member of the judging panel for the Gretna Landmark Trust, which chose the winning design, said the sculpture will provide 'an iconic welcome' and an 'ever-changing, contemporary symbol' of the country.

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