Marion Lynch Introduces Art for Heart

This imaginative & new way of sharing stories creates a different type of understanding, a collective belonging as a form of self-care.

By Paintings in Hospitals

Marion Lynch

"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 Lynch introduces So Amazing
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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 So Amazing
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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
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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.

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