Title “The Universal Journey” the work reflects the local community support for a friendly environment that values the shared values in its rich cultural diversity.
The work shows the journey of every human, independent of cultural differences, and its connection to nature. Bancroft reflects about her work for Auburn Hospital with a poem:
“Live to Love
Love to Live
Live and Love
Life is a rich Tapestry
Interwoven as complex as our DNA
Light and Dark
Day and Night”
Each of the 5 levels in the hospital reflect the Universal Journey and connects with the services provided in the level. Level 3, for example is about the Sun and Water. “The water gives Life and the Sun gives warmth”. The work continues to provide a beautiful metaphor for our lives. “The Moon and beginning of Universe gives us night and our days”.
The work finishes on the fifth floor with a show of “starry starry night heaven”.
The work was commissioned and produced by Health and Arts Research Centre Inc who prepared an Arts and Cultural Plan, “Tapestry” for the new hospital. The plan involved over 350 staff, patients, visitors and local residents. The participants felt that the arts in the new hospital should speak about our commonalities and celebrate our diversity. Installation of the glass was done by Progressive Glazing.
Marily Cintra 2008
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Moments of Tenderness Photograph
By Gaven Lin, Auburn Hospital 2008
Place is experienced through our senses, memories, and stories.
In this relationship with place, we are not of mere spectators but actors in the creation of places.
Auburn Hospital Living Library
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