Cool Winter Artworks commisioned for the Burns Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham:
I was commissioned alongside two other artists (Kate Green and Mark Renn) to make a body of artwork for the new Burns Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. The new hospital, completed in 2010, is a modern state-of-the-art building in many respects but due to its design with internal courtyards, some departments such as the Burns Centre found themselves relocated to new spaces with little or no natural daylight. The 15 spacious and private patient rooms all have windows but only to the internal courtyard where daylight hardly reaches. Artists were therefore brought in to bring a sense of light and the outdoors into the Burns Centre. The function of the artwork was intended to have both environmental and psychological benefits. Due to the nature of the Burns Centre patients, it was suggested that cool colours would be a preference. Since it was winter I was able to make the most of the cold, even snowy weather to achieve this. Below are some of the images and installation photos.