When leisurely walking through the corridors of the hospital, I often enjoy stopping and studying the different art pieces hanging on the walls. After a while I am fairly well aquainted with the pieces on the route between my room and the gym, and the ones in the main hall. There is a wide variety of paintings, prints, watercolours, ceramic and metal wall art, and woven tapestries.
When on one of my hourly walks in the nearby corridor the other day, I suddenly noticed some white specs through the darkened wire mesh glass doors leading to the stairway. Since I am currently on crutches, I prefer using the lifts these days, especially since my room is on the 4th floor, so I had never been through that door. My curiosity aroused, I peeped through the door, and immediatley saw this gorgeous quilted and embroidered wall hanging, – the birds being the white specs that I had noticed through the glass.
Today, on a quiet Saturday afternoon, there was not much traffic up and down the stairs, so I brought my camera and carefully walked halfway down the first flight of steps so I could position myself to take a few photos. The stairs are dimly lit, so even if I used my flash, the colours are a bit on the dull side.
I have no idea who the artist is, – there was no name to be seen anywhere. I even asked some of the nurses, but nobody knew.
Below are a couple of details:
It is a pity only the fit and bouncy stair-walkers get to see this one. Or maybe they deserve a reward like this for walking the stairs instead of clogging the lifts.