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ARCHITECTURAL ART

St James' Hospital - Foyer Art Glass

 
The triptych. - Mel Howse
Detail.  Vitreous enamels and hand-blown glass. - Mel Howse
St James's Hospital - Mel Howse
Detail.  Vitreous enamels and hand-blown glass. - Mel Howse
Location: St James Hospital, Portsmouth
Foyer Art Glass

The art featured as part of a general refresh of the reception area of the hospital.

This commission was very site specific within its design and installation detail. It aimed to bring light and also colour to the interior of the building, enhancing the environment for all those who use the building. Particular to this situation was the use of the hospital for mental health care, which placed certain demands and constraints on the art's appearance and the resultant interaction with users. The work comprised enamelled toughened glass with an antique glass etched surface. Fire-resistant secondary glazing was also incorporated into the design.
Size: Panel sizes were 1.3m x 1.7 (x4)
Date: July 2007
Team: Portsmouth City Primary Care NHS Trust