Design, fabrication and installation of a series of infographic artworks displayed in the neurological and development area in the Sid Watkins Building (The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust). The Walton Centre, formerly known as the Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery, is a major neurology hospital located in the suburb of Fazakerley, in the city of Liverpool, England.
For this project I worked in collaboration with digital artist Andrea Pazos. The artwork on display is part of a series of commissions across the Sid Watkins Building. Underpinned by an overarching theme of connection, momentum and response, the artworks have developed from the cogs of the Walton Way – a concept of connecting parts, many elements that work like clockwork to create the whole.
Two walls were designed for this project: the Neuro System Wall and the Portrait Wall. After months of research, consultations and collaborations with consultants and other staff at the Walton Centre, twelve diseases were selected for the Neuro System Wall and four diseases were selected for the Portraits Wall, using digitally printed vinyl across the space. Accompanying texts were provided by consultants, as individual thoughts on the chosen conditions.
Collage and illustration were the ways selected to represent what patients feel within these diseases. Through our personal visual world we also represented the scientific, visualising real facts. We developed a personal style to explain diseases in a surreal, open-minded and a colourful way. I believe this is an empowering way for the surroundings of training and development.