Alex Green Wall Mural for a new ward at the Whittington Hospital.
Alex Green was recently commissioned by Ben Monteagle at Levitt Bernstein to design murals for a new ward at the Whittington Hospital.
“The overall aim of these murals was to soften the clinical, often stressful hospital space, putting day-patients at ease in a more informal environment.”
The initial idea was to illustrate specific narratives , including both a busy commuter scene and an opposing menagerie of animals. These illustrations offered a traditional institutional solution, but after a few further discussions, it was decided that a more calming approach was needed.
Through the reference of Alex’s own notions of calm, the first three ideas came for the Phlebotomy Department wall. This is of curved glass, which lets light into the space, with a frosted effect to obscure the view.
The underwater scene derived from Alex’s passion for swimming, “I am a keen swimmer, and the idea of swimming being a 'life blood' to me seemed to link well with the fluidity of the Phlebotomy/Blood Department. I wanted to depict most of the scene under water, since the light through the translucency of the glass worked well with this image.”
The Paediatric ward mural was created through a narrative, surreal lead approach, which runs across a series of cupboards. Each department were keen to introduce the idea of nature creeping its way in, being overtaken by trees, plants and animals.
Beautiful wall murals that we’re certain will have a lasting effect at the hospital.
“This has been an amazing opportunity to create a lasting work of art in a public area that will be used by an enormously diverse range of people, in an area not far from where I grew up”.
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