'Positive vibes' to be carried away on tide

Standing in front of his expansive artwork using St Clair Beach as a canvas and holding dog Bo, Tony Gillies said he wanted the piece to spread positive vibes through Dunedin before it was washed away by the tide.

The piece spanned about 220m and read "I aroha Otepoti". Aroha Otepoti translates from te reo as "love Dunedin".

Mr Gillies said the work took him about three hours to complete using a stick, rake and metal rod, with help from friends Natasha, Kevin and Leonie.

Formerly a signwriter, Mr Gillies now lives in his van and is attempting to make a living as a fulltime artist. 

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