Sharon Ting, a textile artist who creates colourful abstract panels for public spaces, has been appointed to develop an aesthetic approach to the whole Sanctuary space within the 3Ts redevelopment.
The Sanctuary space is crucial in giving priority to the human, emotional and spiritual needs of patients, visitors or staff.
The brief for this commission is to use artworks to help create a space which is warm, soft, welcoming and inspiring, where people can find solace and comfort.
Sharon has proposed artworks which will be integrated into the build and will inform the interior design of the space.
- Glass Panels
Sharon will create four floor-to-ceiling decorative glass panels which will be fixed either side in front of the window, enhancing and framing the view of the sea. The glass will enclose hand-made textiles, bringing a soft, tactile element to the Sanctuary.
The panels will provide shade from the glare of the sun, as well as casting subtle colour reflections and textured shadows to create a soothing, calm atmosphere for reflection.
- Wave of Reflection
This interactive artwork takes the form of a ‘wave’ of coloured droplets printed onto seamless, bespoke wallpaper. Patients, carers, visitors and staff will be invited to write thoughts, memories or messages on droplet-shaped cards and add them to the wave.
- Altar Artworks
A textile hanging will be backlit and mounted onto the wall behind a bespoke Altar. These special works of art will help to delineate and honour an area for quiet reflection and contemplation.
Wooden panelling will be introduced outside the entrance to differentiate the Sanctuary from other departments and provide a warm, welcoming way in to the space.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Sharon Ting’s work is based in textiles – large scale abstract textile panels created for public and private commissions.
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