My most recent piece is for a private home, covering the doors of a wall cabinet that in turn disguises a flat screen TV! That’s why I call it my Deception Project. Title is “Hugging,” representing the love in this family and hopefully moving it out into the world as well, as people visit this lovely home.
"Hugging" with doors open
"Crucible" at Cone Health with Elana and donors
One of my sculptures now hangs in a prominent spot on a stairwell at a major cancer hospital–joining the work of 29 other NC artists selected for this facility. I am gratified by this relationship with a medical facility that really “gets” the connection between art and healing on many levels. Above are donors Dick & Cissy Hall and Vice President of Fund Development William A. Porter with delighted me under the just-installed sculpture “Crucible.”
Cone Health Cancer Center, part of Wesley Long Hospital in Greensboro, NC, has a program for donors to help the center purchase “healing art”–literally art that helps cancer patients in their healing process. The hospital also has programs that guide patients and their families as they create their own art. According to the November 2004 issue of Americans for the Arts newsletter,
“The ability to comfort, console, and sustain is one of the most enduring qualities of the arts. They can also give voice to our deepest fears, our feelings of loss, and our hopes for the future. Increasingly these qualities are being put to use in hospitals, hospices, and other health centers…”
"Crucible" on site