By Paintings in Hospitals
"When we have an idea to share, we use words. When we have feelings that we want to share, we use art."
So Amazing (2001/2002) by Sonia BoycePaintings in Hospitals
Marion Introduces 'So Amazing' by Sonia Boyce
This is an acrylic piece, around A4 in size, by Sonia Boyce. A picture that has vibrant colour. What this piece shows me is how lettering and contours can come together to trigger thoughts and feelings.
The Colours of the Artwork
The word 'amazing' is in faded, almost artificial colour. The base has a more natural colouring - earthy, nature-bound blues and greens. The word 'amazing' could almost be sitting on top of a tree or island.
We get called 'Amazing' as Health Workers
For the work that we do as health care workers, we often receive accolades and applause, get called 'amazing' - and yet that sits on the reality of what we're doing every day. We need more than the word that is piped on top.