Winter River in Snow

Submitted by Barbara Westfall Art Glass Design

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Client: Tomah Memorial Hospital

Location: Tomah, WI, United States

Artwork budget: $10,000

Project Team

Artist

Barbara Westfall, MFA

Barbara Westfall Art Glass

Art Consultant

Victoria Hovde

Hovde-Dorsey Art

Architect

Tim Sessions

AIA Architects

Overview

This is the third in a series of four art glass and metal panels, completed in 2019 for the lobby at Tomah Memorial Hospital. The client was seeking a distinct series of four art glass landscapes to reflect the regional beauty and seasonal changes in Wisconsin. This winter scene, is made from dimensionally fused glass and stainless steel. The mural greets patients, staff and families in the reception area lobby. Collaborating with the art consultant and hospital art team, I successfully designed, developed and installed four original art glass murals. Each mural measures 2 ft. x 6 ft. Winter River in Snow pays tribute to the serene moments of winter, where drifts of snow collect on the river’s edge in pristine silence. Also included in this series is the summer cranberry harvest, a sunset on a lake, and the autumnal colors in a woodland scene. See my CODA Projects Page to learn more. Reach out to me at barbarawestfall.com to learn how to commission your unique landscape.

Goals

The art design consultant and I worked to develop the perfect art for the niche areas that were being built in the new lobby. The subject matter, materials, size and installation goals were met with a few electronic meetings. We also collaborated with the architect and construction team to fulfill their goals of a precise fit for the art into the niche areas and problem solve the proper backing for the wall.

Process

Numerous drawings were developed to integrate of art glass concepts into architectural plans. Collaboration included working with hospital design team in conjunction with Hovde-Dorsey Art.