A Geological Meeting Between I. H. and H. I. (An Archaeology of Barts)
A Geological Meeting Between I. H. and H. I. (An Archaeology of Barts)

© the artist. Image credit: Vital Arts, Barts Health NHS Trust

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The artist has a particular interest in geology, and she approached her commission for the Cancer Centre by creating a narrative visual 'geological cross section' of the hospital’s history. After consulting the Barts archives, talking to patients, and exploring the hospital’s historical buildings, she excavated stories, objects and archival images. The initials in the title refer to the artist herself, I. H. and a former patient treated at Barts. Halperin has said about this artwork, 'the intention is to create a warm interruption in the new hospital environment by installing a collection of related material about Barts that facilitate a space for potential discovery, and expeditions of the imagination.'

St Bartholomew's Hospital



A Geological Meeting Between I. H. and H. I. (An Archaeology of Barts)




watercolour & graphite on fabriano paper


H 56 x W 76 x D (?) cm

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