Wellspan Surgical Hospital

Submitted by ANDREW SHEWMAN

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Client: Wellspan Medical Group

Location: York, USA

Completion date: 2014

Artwork budget: $22,000

Project Team

Artist

ANDREW SHEWMAN

AZO

Art Consultant

Shahnaz Ghafoor

Skyline Art Services

Overview

Capturing the beauty of a flock of birds in flight, this sculpture of over 100 tiny golden hummingbirds was organized to hang in a very narrow (7'w x 30'l) space. It is welcoming, with a respectful voice for the amazing and important work going on in this facility.

Goals

The main consideration was introducing color and vitality to a very limited space. It impacted the size of the sculptural elements as well as the movement of the piece.

Process

The artist has installed many pieces over the years in hospital situations. The introduction of the handmade object seems so very important in this environment with both patients and staff needing relief and rest from their complicated situations.

Additional Information

The work has a strong healing intention. Nature and flight is a fascination of the artist and reflecting it in this work seems uplifting and joyful.