Your Neighborhood Dog

We don’t always know the story behind a public piece of art depicting a dog, and sometimes there isn’t one beyond “art for art’s sake.” This sculpture created by Glasgow born artist, Andy Scott, appears in the ninth most-populous locality in Scotland – Cumbernauld. Named, “Cobus” after Scott’s own dog, the piece was commissioned by Stewart Milne Homes, possibly in 2012, as part of a plan to enrich the green spaces around the Linenfields housing development. Not everyone was enthralled with the piece; some locals claimed they weren’t consulted before the sculpture appeared. Andy Scott has become a bit more famous in the following years and one wonders if pride over a local connection to a famous local sculptor has softened their sentiments. How would you feel?

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