For nearly 20 years I was involved with the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario serving on several committees of both the Hospital and Foundation Boards. I also enjoyed the fund-raising components as I could provide artwork for the projects. The images (below) are from the Christmas Card series which started in 1995 and went on for several years. From what I am told., the Foundation raised a lot of "moolah" for the hospital (which makes me extremely happy).
In 1992 I created the Donor Board Wall for the hospital. It measured 8.5 feet high by 37.5 feet long. The theme was "building blocks". Being both a 2 and three dimensional wall, it was designed using blond maple and acrylic (gold, silver and bronze plaques) designating the donors. 3 major paintings show children - the reasons behind the existence of the hospital well-being services.
In 1999, the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario celebrated its 25th anniversary. I was commissioned to create a new wall which would run along a main hallway to various children's services. This wall mural would be 45 feet long by 8.5 feet high. The theme was a continuation of the first building block theme of the donor wall. But this time it would feature the actual construction history of the hospital.
Last but definitely not least, I was commissioned to create a donor wall design for the children's hospital's Solange Karsh Research Institute. A replica would also hang in the children's hospital lobby. I designed the 2 wall units to be the same, yet different. The main donor wall in the Institute itself is of Black Marble and acrylic. That design is replicated in the donor wall in the lobby of the children's hospital but with one difference : as the hospital lobby has maple as its main textural feature, I replaced the black marble framing with maple.
I am a painter and writer who's whole life has been influenced by one precept : "thinking each our own thoughts makes us relevant and relevance makes us powerful."