Commission | City with SF skyline

I recently returned to my City concept for a commission headed to the west coast. This is the third version of this graphic approach to city-meets-nature. Based on the SF skyline, a playful ‘line drawing’ of buildings meets water and sky/urban forest. A shimmery natural world is created using line and form borrowed from the built world.

 City 3.1 based on SF skyline | 3@24”x24” | mixed media with glass c Heather Hancock 2018

City 3.1 based on SF skyline | 3@24”x24” | mixed media with glass c Heather Hancock 2018

 City 3.1 based on SF skyline | 3@24”x24” | mixed media with glass c Heather Hancock 2018

City 3.1 based on SF skyline | 3@24”x24” | mixed media with glass c Heather Hancock 2018

Project

Sutter CPMC Hospital San Francisco | 2018 | San Francisco, CA United States

Project Team

ARTIST | Heather Hancock | Heather Hancock Studio

ART CONSULTANT | Jane Thompson | J.D. Thompson & Associates

Overview

Three piece art hanging was specified as part of an art program for Sutter CPMC Hospital San Francisco. The art program is intended to provide visitors, patients and hospital employees with new and engaging visual experience. Creating welcoming and engaging environments improves well-being and has become a valued element in healthcare design. 3 pieces each 24"x24" | mixed media with glass

Goals

Art pieces from my series City were selected for waiting areas in an urban hospital. Mixed media work with glass offers viewers a bold and unexpected visual experience. Shimmering cut glass set against matte cement creates a high contrast and dynamic piece that captures the vibrancy and energy of the city. City is inspired by the intersection of natural and built worlds. A consistent graphic approach is used for architecture, urban forest, sky and water. Viewers are offered a familiar skyline with city meeting nature.

Process

Collaboration with J.D. Thompson and Associates all occurred remotely. Art consultant Jane Thompson is familiar with my portfolio from previous collaboration. Jane requested the City concept inspired by the SF skyline. A palette of bold grayscale architectural forms meet shimmering blue greens of urban forest/sky and blues of water to create a dynamic visual experience. Iridized glass is particularly effective in catching ambient light and adds additional color tones and vibrancy to the work. Work shipped framed and ready to hang with 3 week turn-around.