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This is the early draft design for a commissioned mural to be placed in the foyer of the Phase One entrance of Aberdeen Royal Infirmary (ARI). Due to the then-recent Piper Alpha disaster, this design was abandoned in favour of a different work called ‘Safe Harbour’. The ARI mural design encapsulates Downie’s experience of the intense activity on the oil platform during her one-week residency placement in June 1988.
mixed media on watercolour and cartridge paper
H 50 x W 70 cm
purchased with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund, 2016
Drawing & watercolour