WELLSPRING

BELL ST MALL TOOWOOMBA
'Wellspring' © hew chee fong + l.m.noonan 2003
'Wellspring' © hew chee fong + l.m.noonan 2003
'Wellspring' © hew chee fong + l.m.noonan 2003'Wellspring' © hew chee fong + l.m.noonan 2003'Wellspring' © hew chee fong + l.m.noonan 2003'Wellspring' © hew chee fong + l.m.noonan 2003'Wellspring' © hew chee fong + l.m.noonan 2003'Wellspring' © hew chee fong + l.m.noonan 2003'Wellspring' © hew chee fong + l.m.noonan 2003'Wellspring' © hew chee fong + l.m.noonan 2003'Wellspring' © hew chee fong + l.m.noonan 2003'Wellspring' © hew chee fong + l.m.noonan 2003


‘Wellspring’ is both a contemplative and interactive installation. It commemorates the original waterhole around which Toowoomba began. The spiral symbolises the continuum from the past to the present, funnelling inwards as purposeful symbolism of how the city is the epicentre of the multifarious activities and products of a bountiful area.

The viewer is invited to gaze into the heart of a spiral which is carved into a naturally formed granite boulder. The quilted pillow-like form suggests that this is a place to rest awhile. A smooth granite bench is positioned to allow the viewer to contemplate the meaning of the work and to watch the water that bubbles up; flow smoothly over its sides.