The brief: to reinterpret a piece of art from the collection at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity ent… Read More
Client: Guy's & St' Thomas' Hospital Trust.
The brief: to reinterpret a piece of art from the collection at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity entitled ‘A Day at Guys’ by G. Earle Wickham 1948.
The new work needed to represent the history of Guy’s and St Thomas’ and present an modern vision of the Charity.
Expanding on the original title 'A Day at Guys' I wanted put forward a vision of Guys hospital as town/district devoted to healing and caring.
Focusing on the combination of both the individual sites of Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospital, I set out to develop a composition that encompasses both, to represent the past and future.
The composition is split into two parts:
The underground section represents Guy’s past and focuses on historical medical practices and the social poverty of the surrounding Southwark area.
The over ground section envisions a speculative future of the hospital sites, represented as ‘Guys Town’ and portrays the advances of science and social attitudes towards medicine and social care.
Final piece: A0 Art print on Archival paper. Read Less