Map showing Anton Parsons: Invisible City

Invisible City is a stainless steel sculpture by Anton Parsons located on the corner of Corner of Lambton Quay and Grey Street in the Wellington CBD.

The steel of this sculpture seems to glow with an inner light. The magnified Braille text suggests a message, but the artist chooses to deny us access, raising issues of communication in the contemporary world, and the difficult interface between the disabled and the rest of the community.

"Invisible City is an appropriate public work because it functions on several levels: Aesthetics – even without understanding that the dots on the two boxes are braille text, Invisible City is an aesthetically pleasing object – it doesn’t have to be read to be appreciated. Tactile – it is made to be touched. Surface – Invisible City is polished stainless steel, and reflects its surroundings. When looking at it you see a reflection of Wellington." - Anton Parsons

Invisible City Presented to the city in 2003 with assistance from the Jack and Emma Griffin Charitable Trust and the Wellington City Council.

Image courtesy of Wellington City Council