Balsam Poplar Series, ivory and gold

Submitted by Charyl Weissbach

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Project

Hartford Hospital Cancer Institute Hospital

New Britain United States

2015-03-15

Artwork budget: 6000

Project Team

Artist

Charyl Weissbach

Client

Hartford Hospital

Art Consultant

Art3Gallery Consulting Services

Interior Designer

Robert Humenn, AIA

Interior Designer

Kirsten Waltz, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP

Other

Chris Waltz, AIA, LEED AP, BD+C

Other

Diane Verdi, associate AIA, LEED AP, BD+C

Overview

Paintings by Charyl Weissbach: 15″ x 15″ each Encaustic and 23K gold leaf on Belgian Linen on panel

Goals

Natural materials such as stone and wood combined with curving, organic forms to blend the exterior and interior, reinforcing the connection with nature.

Process

The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute, based on a patient-focused care model, created a nurturing and healing environment. It includes a 67,000-square-foot cancer center and 75,000-square-foot medical office building (MOB). The design speaks to the site’s history, a former rock quarry, with a stone façade and a large, granite fireplace in the lobby welcoming patients. Light floods the two-story atrium through south-facing glass surrounded by artwork. The lobby runs south to north, connecting the cancer center to the east and the MOB to the west.