A new hospital built with a stimulus grant in rural New Mexico commissioned 5 pieces that were to reflect the landscape, lifestyle and culture of the region.
For the conference room I made a series of brightly colored photos on acrylic showing
landmarks and scenes from the area around Santa Rosa.
A mixed media collage uses historical photos from the original hospital, old medicine bottles from the area, found horse tack, local photos and an original newspaper clipping to make a piece rich with meaning for hospital users.
A calming digital photo of a beautiful local scene is placed in the ER waiting room.
My own photos from the area are combined with found papers that reflect the local traditions of ranching and farming for a piece in the Hospice Room. The idea was to spark fond memories and a sense of shared history in family members spending time visiting hospice patients.
The piece was installed on a movable panel behind which were housed several oxygen units.
I designed two circular pieces for the Meditation Room to reflect the half circle shape of the room and to signify continuing cycles. To support the peaceful, reflective atmosphere as well as to continue this theme, I took pictures of a large nearby lake at dawn and dusk to use as the imagery for the pieces.