Commissioned as part of the ‘100 Flowers’ Collection of 100 framed works inspired by flowering plants from the greater Glasgow area. The collection is displayed in the new NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde's New South Glasgow Hospitals.
Members of The Portal AIR Space Art Class contributed to the collection through an Artist Residency carried out by Geraldine for Plantation Productions, working with members of the local community. By exploring the role and meaning of ‘flowers as emblematic of cultural identity’, silkscreen printed artworks were made, 3 of which were selected for the collection.
'Responding to the fact that real flowers are no longer allowed in hospitals, this collection comprises 100 artworks celebrating the beauty, meaning and histories of flowers and in hospital, and the links between environment, health and wellbeing.
Art plays a major role in the new hospital with the 100 flowers project part of the Working Well: People and Places Strategy within the new Southern General Hospitals development.'
Watch the 100 Flowers Film about the project by Filmmaker Ruth Carslaw: