Body to Soul

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The viewer is prompted to think about the balance or imbalance between psyche and nature. The placement of the text reminds the viewer of the power of nature and the transitory quality of life.

Mary-Louise Browne lives in Auckland and has exhibited widely throughout New Zealand. She has developed several public art commissions. 

Words are the recurring subject of her work as she explores the power of language. Mary-Louise’s works challenge conventional readings and demonstrate how apparently simple words or maxims can have multiple layers of meaning. 

Although the staircase will be reminiscent of memorials, and there is an obvious allusion to immortality and an afterlife, on this site it is positioned as an invitation to climb and to read.

Granite / 7000 x 1000mm
Norwood Path, Botanic Garden
With funding from Creative New Zealand and Wellington City Council