The Kiss

Christchurch NZ, SCAPE Public Art — 2017

A 4-tonne black granite sculpture, The Kiss undertook a 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 expands and contracts while enfolding viewers and landscape in its multiple reflective planes. Its sensory qualities draw people in to the geometric abstract form. Located on hallowed ground at Christ’s College NZ, The Kiss imprints a universal chromosome 'X' on a once exclusively-male heritage site, marking a new treasured spot (x).