Commissioned by Highland Council for the grounds of the new Highland Rugby Club sports facility, the artwork provides a resting place at a key point on a well used public walkway.
Inspired by the dynamic interplay and tight teamwork of the Clubs players, the artwork recreates a classic rugby set piece – the Line Out.
Coiled and springing, the artwork reinterprets the forces at play as the two teams struggle for control of the high ball.
Working with both the Council Team and Highland Rugby Club, inspirational “quotes” were inscribed into the slats of the developing “Line Out”.
The Line Out is constructed from steambent Scottish oak slats mounted on to a galvanised steel structure, which is buried into the ground.
The ‘Touch Judge’.