Friends, family, work, places and memories all takes shape in Alison's life mural.
"It's strange to think how much like a mural, my life is - coming together piece by piece.
I get my pleasure from helping others and over the years I've been a milk monitor, dinner table monitor, prefect, trade union activist, political activist and community activist as well as being a sister and a daughter.
For 22 years, I worked for a bank servicing customers' needs. But I wanted to help my community more.
So, in 2002, I left the bank and joined a housing association where I work as a community development project officer. This involves me bringing different groups and individuals together to enable residents to complete projects that are dear to them. It is important that they own the project.
For example, the Mount View Mural Project started life as an idea to create a community garden in the Mount View Community House. It morphed into a fruit garden project with children growing, picking and turning the fruit into smoothies. But when we spoke to the local residents, they wanted to do a mural with the children instead.
So a number of community organisations got together to help them achieve this goal. An artist was hired who created four different designs from pictures the children had drawn. It's a collage of all of their ideas with a map of Mount View as its central feature. The children picked the one they liked the best and this is being sketched out for them to colour in. It's a wonderful project.
I feel really lucky because not everyone gets paid for doing what they really love to do.
My life has been like a mural and one day I look forward to see the picture I have created. I hope I like it."