Wednesday, June 22, 2011
The second day in the hospital, David was transferred to a room in the original hospital. This was great, because it meant I had a last chance to be in the building where my father worked (he was an original UK Medical school faculty member. We were even on the same floor as his lab--for a few hours.) The new location(s) allowed me to experience the screened wall (in the photo above, behind Mary) which features photos and videos of Kentucky people, horses and scenes of all sorts. There is a quote by Jesse Stuart. It is a real experience!
There was art in the emergency room lobby and in each individual room. There is art along the new, expansive corridors (the word "hall" doesn't do them justice.) I liked some of the art better than others, but it makes a refreshing difference to have Kentucky scenes to gaze at as you might be fretting over a loved one. It is healing!
I do not have any art work in the UK hospital, but I do have several pieces in the Fleming County Hospital. That hospital is quite beautiful and they developed this concept before the UK hospital. They selected work from mostly regional artists and many of the scenes are local, Fleming County scenes. In the cafeteria, they have a revolving exhibit. In fact, I have a selection of horse paintings up there (though probably not for much longer).