For Memorial Hospital East in Shiloh, IL, designing a meaningful and powerful art package meant honoring key organizational focus areas of growth, community, camaraderie, family, and exploration. ARCH Design created a custom art package and collaborated with local and regional artists to create original and compelling pieces that reflected the chosen themes.
For example, dimensionally crafted carved wood pieces from artist Michael Bauermeister depict the theme of growth. Loosely based on the trees in the immediate surrounding environment, this piece evokes the significance of geographical points of interest in Southeastern Illinois. An intricately detailed photorealistic painting from local photographer and painter Jeffery Vaughn reflects the theme of exploration with a scene from a garden path.
Art reflecting the tradition of incorporating local nature and fauna is displayed throughout the onsite medical office building. Photography and fine art pieces help distill a sense of calm and peace found in natural world settings.
Siteman Cancer Center, located on the Memorial Hospital East medical campus, also has artwork that ties into the land and nature of surrounding Shiloh. Whimsical and creative art pieces encourage observers to think about the world around them, such as with the ribbon hanging, where an artist custom wove inspirational messages from the groundbreaking ceremony into a creative hanging design.