A new specially-commissioned artwork has opened at George Eliot Hospital.
The ceramic piece ‘Honey’ by artist Kerry Lemon, forms the centrepiece of a newly dedicated area of the hospital’s Chapel Garden and was funded by the George Eliot Hospital Charity. It is hoped that the artwork and garden area will provide a quiet, contemplative space for staff, patients and families impacted by the Covid pandemic.
The piece was created in partnership with hospital staff who selected the artist and helped with creative ideas for the final artwork.
Managing Director David Eltringham said: “My thanks go to Kerry for her wonderful piece and also to our hospital charity for its generous support. We hope the artwork will encourage us all to think about the sacrifices we have made during the pandemic, the friends family and colleagues we have lost, but also our togetherness and hope as we face the future. “
Kerry Lemon said: “I was honoured to be awarded this important commission at the much-loved George Eliot Hospital. I wanted to create a thoughtful response to the hospital garden, and have created a honeysuckle (the flower of Warwickshire) with a painted lady butterfly (a regular visitor to these gardens).
“My drawings were water-jet cut and sandblasted in a range of robust porcelains by the exceptional team at Scribble Stone, and I am indebted to the all the wonderful GEH staff and volunteers who have helped and supported this project.
I am incredibly proud of this work and hope it offers some comfort to your visitors, patients, staff and community”
To watch Kerry talking about the inspiration behind the artwork click here.