This image above reveals the planned colours for the waiting area.
Neutral tones and a bright modern feel to the room is the back drop for the commission. The image above is proposal artwork from Nightingale Associates.
Below the image shows the waiting area in the main entrance of the hospital. Visiting the site was useful to get an impression of the spaces there. I love the aqua colour of the building exterior which is viewed through the circular waiting room window. This colour is common to several of the Liverpool Hospitals, so my thoughts are to combine it in the artwork as a key colour. I was also impressed by the circular grouping to the chairs, shown here in the forground. This seems a less regimented and more human solution to the convention sitting areas. Though a combination of two systems are at work here ! I also noted that the light and sense of space make this area fresh and welcoming, which is an element that I would like to evoke in the artwork itself.
NHS Broadgreen Commission
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