Body Mind Spirit


A series of text and photo based ceramic tiles installed in the main hall of Southland Leisure Centre.  The intent of the public art piece is to capture the spirit of the Centre by reflecting the activities that take place there, and its position as a wellness and gathering place for the communities it serves.

The layering of imagery and glazes creates, with the incorporation of a multitude of small details and textures, create a sense of movement and rhythm, reflecting the spirit of the facility's users.  The images are representative of wellness, accessibility, participation and recreation and celebrate the cultural diversity of the surrounding communities.

The red strip of fused glass that runs through the piece as a metaphorical river, together with the 30+ translations of 'welcome' and the symbolic use of hands, reflects the universal concepts of interconnectivity, respect and acceptance.