15 September 2014
A stunning artwork entitled The Sphere has been installed at the Teviot River Garden in Roxburgh.
The sculpture was created and donated to the community by local metal artists Bill and Michelle Clarke (pictured below) of Forged & Crafted studio in Roxburgh. The artwork has been mounted so it appears to be "floating" above the gardens on the corner of Scotland and Kelso Streets.
Michelle said the couple donated the stainless steel art work "because it is a great town to live in".
"I have often thought the sphere is a shape I would like to make and I wanted it to have cut out shapes so as to throw shadows."
Bill and Michelle already have several high profile art works on public display in the district including the scene beside Roxburgh's new toilet facility; the 2-tonne steel monument commemorating 150 years of pastoral farming in the Teviot Valley that stands proudly at Roxburgh's King George Park; the Millers Flat Hall Tableau; the Risen Christ sculpture at St John the Baptist Catholic Church in Alexandra; and the giant hares that can be seen both greeting customers outside there store and motorsport enthusiasts at Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell.