Happy day, 2013
Acrylic resin and vinyl
Paediatric Critical Care
6th Floor Royal London Hospital
This stunning installation consists of a sequence of vibrant vinyl flora and fauna in an eclectic mix of bright colours.
Alluding to renewal and growth, the work contains animals and elements in energising colours for children to find and discover. The larger drawings are very finely detailed and invite you to discover new elements day after day.
Over the past few months Boontje has added 3-dimensional elements to the installation such as laser cut creatures in shiny neon and matt Perspex, this has created layers and shadows within the piece which has added depth and interest to the hospital walls.
This site specific commission by Tord Boontje for Vital Arts can be found in the paediatric critical care unit at the Royal London Hospital where it is being enjoyed by the children, parents and staff of Barts Health.
Photography courtesy of Studio Tord, photographer Gar Powell-Evans