Piecing together passion for Phoenix

WANGANUI’S Colin Fulton has such a smashing time at Wellington Phoenix home games that he decided to gift the club with a special tribute he made himself.

WANGANUI-S Colin Fulton has such a smashing time at Wellington Phoenix home games that he decided to gift the club with a special tribute he made himself.

Colin mosaic features the Wellington Phoenix club crest and was painstakingly created by Colin using broken tiles.

“It took me roughly 35-40 hours to make. You-ve got to break the tiles and piece them together, but it was actually drawing the picture and getting the dimensions right that took the most time - I-m not that good at drawing.”

Two factors inspired Colin to make the mosaic - the first an injury that means he is only able to work part-time.

“I sustained a head injury in an accident so I-m only able to work part-time. That meant I had some time on my hands so I decided to do something to keep myself occupied. I-d done two or three others before the Phoenix one but I so enjoyed the process that I thought I-d do one as a gift to the club. It-s the biggest one I-ve done so far.”

The second factor was Colin-s passion for the Phoenix.

“We get the pleasure of going out and watching the team play and we come down from Wanganui for every game. We enjoy the team and what the players do and I thought it would be nice to make something to let them know that we appreciate what they-re doing.”

The Phoenix mosaic will shortly be on display at the Phoenix club store on the corner of Dixon and Cuba streets in the central city.

Colin has plans to do a few more of the intricate artworks.

“I-ll be approaching local football clubs to see if they-re interested in me making one for them. It-s something I enjoy doing but I can-t have them taking up space at home.”