I see Gloria every work day and even some free days. She makes me feel happy and sad every time I see her.
Why both happy and sad?
Happy because she is just so cute and sparkly plus this means I am at around 12,5km into my commute so she reminds me I am over half way.
Sad because she is supposed to be there with her husband who was to be looking after the luggage or bale of wool. The artist, Mark Andrews, suffered a death in the family and the work was put on hold, then cancelled by the council. A community group was to recommission it, but that didn't happen either.
So now Gloria stands alone, looking out to the river along the rejuvenated wool ports, waiting for her partner who will never arrive.