One of a number of projects led by Exeter Health Care Arts, which oversees the many art installations in the RD&E, Tree of Life was designed by artists Lucy Rockliffe and Jess Carvill (aka artstormproject). Before being transferred to the courtyard wall, it was assembled in Exeter's Guildhall Shopping Centre in collaborative workshop sessions involving patients and nurses. See Devon Life witnesses the creation of a beautiful new mosaic for the RD&E (Devon Life, 14th Nov 2012) and Mosaic Mural for Hospital Courtyard (PR Works); the artstormproject site has photos of the mosaic's creation: #60-#68.
I feel rather guilty, because I had the garden to myself for two very hot days; it's not on a general thoroughfare, but off the family room where I was put in splendid isolation. So the least I can do is give this lovely work some exposure - as I said, it's not open to the public - and thank Yeo Ward for their superb standard of care, on this and previous occasions. Thanks also to Stephen Pettet-Smith of EHCA for pursuing the permission request.
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|This horse is strongly based on the Bronze Age Uffington White Horse|
If you like mosaics, see also Exeter: Elaine Goodwin mosaic.