The Kiss

Christchurch NZ, SCAPE Public Art — 2017

A unique 4-tonne black granite sculpture, The Kiss completed its global journey via India and Denmark, to be presented in New Zealand at SCAPE Public Art. A modern text message and a mystical sign, the X-figure conveys ancient, earthly and human content. With shifts of light and viewer movement, The Kiss becomes ephemeral, expanding and contracting, while enfolding viewers and landscape in its multiple reflective planes. Its conceptual content and sensory qualities draw people in to the geometric abstract form. Located on hallowed ground at Christ’s College NZ, The Kiss imprints the universal chromosome X on a once exclusive heritage site, marking a treasured spot (x) and creating a place of art.