Art Commissions in the Spotlight
About the Artwork
The goal for Siteman Cancer Center at Northwest HealthCare was to create a bright and colorful healing environment accented with art that represents the community and highlights the client’s chosen design theme: “The Power of Many.”
St. Louis-based artist Samantha Bryant was commissioned to create a unique and meaningful piece of artwork for the community room. The community room provides a space for North St. Louis County community members to reserve for meetings, events, and parties.
At the groundbreaking ceremony for Siteman Cancer Center at Northwest HealthCare, guests were encouraged to write messages of inspiration and hope on colored macramé ribbons.
The ribbons have special messages from 144 individuals, including testimonials, letters of encouragement, quotes, verses, and praise to Siteman Cancer Center.
Artist Samantha Bryant started by sketching out the design and organizing the ribbons by color. She then wove each ribbon together, creating a colorful tapestry of strength, hope, and resilience for the center’s community room.
The piece is a beautiful manifestation of the power of many voices, stories, and lives rooted in the community.
About the Artist
A self-taught macramé and weaving specialist, St. Louis-based artist Samantha Bryant blends creativity and sophistication with her beautifully patterned textile art creations under the moniker, Knotsodope.
Originally from Texas, Samantha began creating macramé pieces for herself and her friends several years ago. Fascinated by fiber art, Samantha experimented with different fibers and perfected new knots, focusing on her attention to detail. She has since expanded her expertise, creating everything from small pieces of intricate macramé jewelry to multi-layered, sizeable wall hangings.