In 2009 Bob was invited by Mercy Hospice Auckland to develop a series of wall panels using his wall art squares to make various compositions, a ceramic garden, for years to come. The project, opened by the Prime Minister John Key, was launched with the centrepiece being displayed and pieces sold as remembrance tiles to raise funds for the hospice. They have been installed on the walls of the hospice courtyard that is used by patients and their families/friends. The panels were installed as they sold.The now completed wall art installation measures 16 meters x 1.2 meters. Below is a panorama of most of the installation as well as a close up of a panel.
The feedback we have received on this project has been phenomenal. We have been very touched by the comfort each piece (as a memory) gives families and friends of loved ones who were cared for by the amazing staff at Mercy Hospice. Being able to sit in the courtyard and remember has been a great comfort.
The overall project itself creates a beautiful display of artwork enhancing the courtyard area.