The installation of the prestigious commission for an iconic landmark for Cumbernauld was completed in August 2010. The design of the sculpture is based on the original meaning of Cumbernauld, the Gaelic “cumer nan allt”, which means the coming together of waters.
The sculpture of a female figure, with swooping arcs which represent the waters, is 10 metres (32 feet) in height and was constructed in the studio in 15 sections. She was galvanised at Highland Colour Coaters in Cumbernauld.
She was officially inaugurated in January 2011 by HRH The Princess Royal.
The lighting for Arria was designed by Lightfolio and installed by ETI. The official switch on took place on November 23rd.
The sculpture is seen by 70,000 passing motorists daily and has been received to great critical acclaim from across the UK and internationally.