"Understanding wind is important in understanding country.
Wind brings change, knowledge and new ideas to those prepared to listen."
I listened to the quiet and humble Nona Garcia explaining to us how she was the child of two doctors in the Philippines, where the hospital was her playground. This eventually gave her some of the inspiration for her murals which are entitled "Hallow". Nona borrowed bones from friends, she unearthed them, found fossils, animal skeletons, skulls; all these items are often associated with death, but they are also an empirical proof of our existence on this planet. She decided to use them to create something more uplifting - almost a universe of its own, one with a centre which fades in the distance. She took X rays of all these bones and then she painstakingly arranged them in mandala shapes and reproduced the patterns on digital backlit films which have been mounted on glass in QAG. You see the images clearly and they are quite beautiful with natural light filtering through.