Mary Seacole Memorial -Initial Proposals on Show

posted on: 27 April 2009


27th April -8th May 2009

On Monday 27 April through Friday 8 May 2009 the eight shortlisted artists will have their initial proposals displayed in the windows of

Coutts Bank
440 Strand

The shortlisted artists are:
Maurice Blik
Georgia Boyd Russell
Joy Gregory
Martin Jennings
Kenness George Kelly (Fowokan)
Etienne Milner
Susan Stockwell
Bill Woodrow

I am proposing to create a piece with a number of related and reflective elements housed in a beautiful ‘Healing Garden’. It will be filled with scented and medicinal plants and divided into a number of rooms representing different moods.

The centerpiece is a very tall palm tree referencing her homeland in Jamaica, and like her planted in British soil bringing comfort to many from that far away land. In keeping with Mary Seacole’s philosophy and holistic approach to healthcare it would be a living memorial.

Like much of my past work the proposed work is multilayered and accessible at many levels.