The Zoo, 2018
Exterior balcony of the Children’s Ward, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda
Commissioned by: The Arts Committee sponsored by WaterWipes
Materials: Artwork in ceramic
Techniques: Drawings translated into laser-cut coloured Perspex
Dimensions: 30m x 1.2m (2 areas)
A zoo of climbing, crawling, sleeping and jumping animals in laser-cut Perspex, covers the caged walkways on two outdoor balconies facing the Children’s ward in Drogheda Hospital.
The exterior balconies of the Children’s Ward were in need of something to brighten up the facing wards as current health and safety policies meant that they were no longer used to access the outside. A zoo of escaped animals in lase-rcut Perspex, covers the caged walkways and bring some movement, colour and humour to brighten up the wards which face out this way. Monkeys, chameleons, birds, elephants, flamingos and bears, in different poses are climbing, crawling, sleeping, staring and jumping around and hopefully reflect the moods of the children inside. This project was kindly sponsored by local business WaterWipes.