As Stephen Ellis wrote, Rob Taylor's "'Lithic Link' on the top floor of the Arts building uses its entire wall, although it's on a stretched canvas. It exploits the architecture so successfully that it seems to drain energy from it. Essentially a landscape, 'Lithic Link' would suggest a view from its landing were it not obscured by the brutal Human Sciences building."
It work is one of a number of works commissioned by Pat Hanly for each of the level foyers when Building 206 (originally Arts 1 Building) was built in 1984.
List of works in Building 206:
Level 1: n/a
Level 2: Claudia Pond Eyley, ‘Mount Eden Landscape’
Level 3: Carole Shepheard, ‘Four Directions’
Level 4: Terry Stringer, ‘Past in Perspective’; Carole Davis ‘ A Degree of Celebration’
Level 5: Philippa Blair, ‘Tree of Knowledge’; Susy Pennington, ‘Beyond Horizontal’
Level 6: Richard Killeen, ‘Appropriation’; Rob Taylor, ‘Lithic Link’
Level 7: Malcolm Harrison, Untitled.
-  Stephen Ellis, 'Artists in Auckland University's Arts/Commerce Buildings' Art New Zealand 33, (1984)