Echoes of the heart
The ‘Echoes of the Heart’ courtyard depicts an echogram of the heart. This echogram is from a Central Middlesex Hospital patient, who was looked after by consultant cardiologist Mark Dancy and his team.
This project demonstrates art and science working together in synchronisation.
“A courtyard garden, which is a work of art. A space of healing, restfulness, which acts on the senses and draws patients, visitors and staff out onto it, at all times of year. A place to sit, reflect and wonder; a place that is both moving and still; a healing space, connected to the heart.
“We would like the experience of this space to engage all the senses and be restful and healing. The viewer will enter the waves of rippling grasses, by way of the meandering path, and be drawn by the scent of thyme to the stone garden beyond. Here, sitting on a wooden bench they may pause a while and contemplate the swirling patterns spiralling in to a plunging vortex; something which appears to move but which is utterly still.”
Chris Drury land artist worked in collaboration with Mark Dancy consultant cardiologist and Drew Cane – Second Land, landscape architects.
This project was funded by Capsticks, Arts and Business and Arts Council England.