Installation of Public Art Piece at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, Knoxville, TN

Rachael McCampbell really enjoyed installing a new piece of art at the Hobson Wood Foundation Chapel at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville, TN.

This painting, “Forest Glow” is 42″ h x 72″ wide, was inspired by the idea of creating a welcoming space for all faiths to enjoy at the hospital. “I can’t think of a better way to feel close to God than through nature,” McCampbell says. “Light glowing from a dark forest is a great metaphor for difficult times. We need to keep the faith, keep God, and it will all be okay.”

This painting was done using Ranger alcohol inks on Yupo paper then digitally remastered onto backlight film by Chromatics and placed in a dimmable light box donated by Nina Bowling Milner.

Please watch the short video showing the work being installed and enjoy seeing close-up all the details of this alcohol ink painting. The medium often takes on a life of its own providing unexpected and whimsical results when Rachael added rubbing alcohol to the dyes. “I never know for sure what will happen with this process which is what makes it so incredibly fun,” McCampbell says.

Thank you to the anonymous donor of this work of art. “I appreciated working with this generous donor and also with Carlton Long, Vice President for Institutional Advancement at East TN Children’s Hospital. They help so many sick children each year ad they really understand how important it is to have inspiring art in a healing environment. I love that!”

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