materials: Hand made ceramics, earthenware lustre glaze
techniques: Earthenware ceramics with lightly textured printed images fired onto the surface. Multiple fired in gas kiln.
dimensions: 22 x 0.5 m
brief: To make a piece of artwork for the Oncology unit in St James Hospital.
commissioned by: Health Service Executive, Dublin
This takes the form of a set of ceramic panels in a wave pattern with different images relating to a bluebell wood, a river and its wildlife. The wave represents the river (wards being named after rivers), the waves which make up radiation and the fact that water is important in the treatment. This artwork is sited along the corridor to the radiation areas and gives the patient a different view depending whether they are walking along the corridor or waiting in an area for treatment.