ITU Commission – ‘Art for Life’-Musgrove Park Hospital Hospital, Taunton, Somerset
‘Take me to your secret garden’
I recently finished the commission I’ve been working on for the ITU at Musgrove Park Hospital, and delivered it last week. The three pieces are now installed in position on the ward corridors and the courtyard visitor garden. The works consist of kiln fired glass panels mounted in light boxes; an ambitious project, stretching my working methods in a new direction.
The aim of ‘Art for Life’ is to cheer up an otherwise long, dull corridor and to offer diversion to patients, visitors and staff. My brief was to produce pieces which could translate a sense of calm and tranquility for the patients whilst creating visual stimulation for the diverse hospital audience. I have experimented with whimsical scale, flower and fauna imagery intertwined with poetic text. I really hope everyone enjoys looking at them!