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Cumbernauld College Arts student wins Park's design competition

Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 20:06 GMT on Tuesday, June 25th, 2013.

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FORMER SNP Councillor and now Cumbernauld College Art student, Willie Homer (right) has said he is “stunned” after it was announced that his sculpture will adorn Cumbernauld Community Park.

Forty-three year-old Cumbernauld resident and former Cumbernauld South SNP Councillor, Willie Homer, is currently studying on Cumbernauld College’s NC Art and Design Portfolio course. 

Homer, a Carbrain resident, entered his Robert the Bruce statue into Friends of Cumbernauld Community Park’s annual competition, which aims to get people to design work for the park, which is located in the Dullatur area of Cumbernauld.

The committee behind Friends of Cumbernauld Community Park were asked to review the sixteen proposed entries, with the members eventually choosing Mr Homer’s creation, which will eventually be situated on the park’s old Roman road. 

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Barney Kinsley, chairman of Friends of Cumbernauld Community Park, which jointly runs the competition, spoke of Willie’s creation, to the Evening Times.

He said: "The winning design is imposing and can be used as a door or gate through which people can go." Mr Kinsley’s comments that the statue will be “imposing” is correct; the finished sculpture will stand at 6ft tall. 

Commenting, Mr Homer said: "The idea came from research into previous Bruce sculptures old and new.

"It felt amazing to see my piece come to life –it's always great to see your work in 3D.

"I am stunned. Knowing that my work will be seen by future generations is great."

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