Fong was born in Malaysia and settled in Australia in 1980 where he completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts at Newcastle University. He is attracted by the enduring nature, the stability, the dependability and the timelessness represented by stone. Fong has worked from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland Australia for the last three decades. He has expressed his passions and emotions looking for beauty in the simplicity which can be found in natural materials such as stone.
"Water, our most precious resource, it is life itself.”
COMMISSIONED 2014 BY Alexandrina Council.
MAJOR DONORS Compass Creek Care, Alexandrina Councillor Grant Gartrell and Mayor Kym McHugh, The Blueberry Patch, Ross & Carolyn Kelly, The Shahin Family, Brenness Pty Ltd-Harvest the Fleurieu, Mt Compass War Memorial Community Centre, Tourism Mt Compass, Compass Cup, Richard and Dianne Willson, Sibelco, Mt Compass Pharmacy, South Coast Realty, Mt Compass IGA, Fleurieu Golf Club, Tooperang Quarries, TQ Transport, John Lacey Arts, Nangkita Mob-P&JP Scott-Des &Jeni Brown-Brian & Liz Brawley-Deb & Steve Grist-Andy & Lyn James, PL &JM Phillips.
DONORS Robert Brokenshire, Prof JC & Mrs MR Thonard AM, Rob & Dolores.
STONE DONATED BY Barossa Quarries.
STONE Black Granite from Black Hill, Walker Flat, South Australia.
SITE GPS 35.3479°S, 138.6214°E
Wetlands, Mt Compass Two small pieces lead North East from Victor Harbor Rd, Mt Compass to the wetlands