Balsam Poplar Series, ivory and gold - CODAworx

Balsam Poplar Series, ivory and gold

Submitted by Charyl Weissbach

Client: Hartford Hospital Cancer Institute Hospital

Location: New Britain, CT, United States

Completion date: 2015

Artwork budget: $6,000

Project Team


Charyl Weissbach


Hartford Hospital

Art Consultant

Art3Gallery Consulting Services

Interior Designer

Robert Humenn, AIA

Interior Designer

Kirsten Waltz, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP


Chris Waltz, AIA, LEED AP, BD+C


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


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


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


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.