There are few animals more iconic of Scotland than the Highland Stag – the European Red Deer. Both Ireland and Scotland have their sub-species (Scotland: Cervus elaphus scoticus). Its antlers, which resemble the branches of a tree, are an emblem of the regenerative and cyclical pattern of nature — they grow throughout the summer. They are used in the rutting duels in the autumn and drop off in the winter only to grow again next spring. This is a layered mild steel sculpture mounted on a burnet palet wood frame.