PAEDIATRICS A&E ROYAL LONDON HOSPITAL
Jacques Nimki Royal Florilegium 2010
Vinyl and metal
The Paediatrics A & E Service at the Royal London Hospital, the busiest acute hospital in London, has newly commissioned artwork by London-based artist Jacques Nimki. Working in close consultation with clinical staff and young patients, Nimki has brought the 'outside in' with an artwork commission that makes the department more welcoming. Nimki works with plants that are found in the urban environment - the overlooked signs of life trampled underfoot. For this commission, he researched the weeds and wild flowers found growing all around the hospital and the local area.
His artworks, celebrating the simple beauty of these wild plants, have been installed throughout the department on windows, doors and walls, urging visitors to notice the poetry latent in the everyday.
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