These artworks were developed to create a community
friendly environment at a health centre in suburban
The native flora at the nearby Boondal Wetlands and
the general cultural association of flowers and health
provided a theme for the works.
The flower motifs/images develop in complexity from
the simple line drawings on the main entry glazing to
the flowers on the internal works, which were
developed using 3d computer modelling. These internal
flowers were chosen in consultation with Queensland
Health’s Coordinator of Indigenous Health and are
modelled to represent flowers traditionally used by local
Aboriginal people, including for medicine.
The use of timber panels introduces a natural material
and the pattern motifs are suggestive of domestic
decoration. The motifs are shape classifications for
Australian native flowers, appearing on the glazing,
internal works and playground panels.
The playground at the rear entry provided an
opportunity to introduce colour and the motifs were
developed with the help of local children. These images
and motifs sit between the simplicity of the line drawing
and the complexity of the computer-generated works
and overall the complexity increases as you move into