Impressive sculpture on Easterhouse Road by Andy Scott. The phoenix rising from the ashes is supposed to represent regeneration of this poverty-stricken region of Glasgow. Inspired by the Heavy Horse, The Phoenix was commissioned by a consortium of local residents who were aware of Andy’s work through his commitment to community based projects. The concept of the phoenix as a mythological bird which rises from the ashes works as an allegory for the regeneration of the Easterhouse area of Glasgow. After years of decline the area has been transformed and the community wanted a sculpture to act as a prominent landmark on the approach road to the estate.
The sculpture has been adopted as the emblem for a local school.