A public park is an area purposefully created by the city to encourage the community to relax, play, recreation and enjoy together, to offer opportunities for meeting and inter-relating with each other, to make new friends; …. to stimulate.
During PARK(ing) Day People our Parks encouraged community participation to make a temporary art work which explored how people connect and how public space is utilized.
Starting with a blank space, we invited pedestrians to draw their body outlines, hands and feet, slowing overlapping them to make a maze of inter-connections. The underlying goal was to generate an interest and discussion about how we use public spaces. As the day progressed the art work built up in an unpredictable and surprising way. Lines connected, overlapped and crossed, reflecting Wellington’s diverse community.