SHINE Sculpture at Nepean Hospital The Healing Power of Light at Nepean Hospital
Hundreds of tensioned stainless steel cables with brightly coloured PVC coating form the large-scale, site-specific sculpture ‘Shine’. The work is dramatically suspended across the internal courtyard of the new Nepean Hospital, making the artwork visible from all floors of the building.
“Shine” represents sunbeams embracing across a chasm in the Blue Mountains, to evoke feelings of happiness, peace and wellbeing. The artwork, commissioned by Health Infrastructure for the Nepean Hospital NSW, is intended to capture the beauty of the Blue Mountains into the experience of the Hospital, providing moments of connection to nature, delight and playfulness.
The beautiful piece required masterful lighting to accentuate its features without glare to anyone in the vicinity. Ryan Shamier and Donn Salisbury of Electrolight worked together with Buckford Illumination Group NSW, WE-EF LIGHTING to bring light to “Shine”.