This project involved creating a bronze art piece that was to commemorate the site of a former general hospital in the city of Corvallis, Oregon. This single piece eventually became a triptych with each bronze work cast 8" high and 12' long. With all that space to fill I tapped the talented Kasey Gifford (http://killskerry.deviantart.com) to help me out.
These 3 bronze panels commemorate and tell the Good Samaritan Hospital story. Each panel has a different story to tell including: Health, Healing & History. Each story unravels in illustration form across the length of the panel. The illustrations are 50's modern styling. With the history of the hospital and its heyday being midcentury this style alludes to that time period, but with a fresh take. The stories are compiled with clean, expressive lines, but limited details due to the final bronze casting. The choice line work will help tell a compelling hospital story within the limited space. A large text title helps set up the theme of each panel story, with limited text back throughout the narrative connecting visual elements. The foreground illustrations are offset by a textured background consisting of medical icons.
The Health story follows the birth of a child throughout his entire life and explores how the local hospital has affected his positive growth The Healing story follows a patient who has been involved in a terrible accident and all the care providers it takes to bring that person back to a normal state of being. The History story is that of the actual hospital from construction and the depression through the spaghetti feeds and modern transitions.
Discovery // Concepting
Final Art In place (in the rain)