Princess of Wales Hospital Wales UK
Entrance foyer Art Works: David Pearl
curved glass screen, frit enamel silk screen printed
To enter a hospital, more than any other public building, is to feel yourself in the presence of a question mark.
Questions, especially questions without obvious answers, might be thought to be unsettling,
but it is possible that a certain kind of questioning might propose affirmation and wonderment.
If not indeed, amusement
Wall mounted 19 mm glass planks, sandblasted with a text in English and Welsh by Nigel Jenkins.
The hospital's visitors and patients walking the corridor encounter a series of statements and questions
projected as shadows onto the wall,
celebrating the mysteries and wonders of the body.
Beth yw'r mater...heblaw mater
And if our blood remembers the sea...
Do you listen in your blood to the song of our sphere
Is it lonely down there at the big toe....
vessel and witness of the vastitudes....
I crumble to a fine invisible dust
POETRY: NIGEL JENKINS
all images copyright David Pearl