The memorial design is gradually revealing itself under the careful but powerful process of removing the excess sandstone. With each strike of the hammer, chips and fine sandstone dust falls away and our sculpture takes form.
The design of the memorial was a collaborative process between our family. Some of the initial ideas including; a reference to the ceiling in Ross' Kyambura pavilion; the curve of Mount Wellington; and a connection with the natural environment have all been carried through to the final design. Gaudi is also referenced in the design, because he was a favourite architect for Ross when he was studying and later when he was living in Europe.
Linden (Ross' mother) worked on site at Kingston cemetery with clay to create a small model for Norbert to scale up into the memorial. The inclusion of a bird bath is to encourage the many small birds that live in the surrounding trees.
Norbert and his partner Gay Brench have been very generous in keeping us updated with photographs of the progress, seen below.