News From Cram's Corner It’s mid-November, 2017, and with the able help of York Hospital’s maintenance men, Kevin and Bob, I just finished installing my 5’ x 29’ mural near the main entrance. A departure for me, the mural is entirely word-based, without any representational painting. A variety of messages were culled from the three patient chalkboards originally hanging along this corridor, and incorporated into the mural in everyone’s individual handwriting style. The Hospital’s motto, “Loving Kindness,” lies underneath the patient’s quotes, as a more subliminal presence. It was a fun challenge, coming up with the overall mural’s design. The trickier part was figuring out how the artwork would integrate with a handrail bisecting it: much hand wringing on that one. Glad I had Kevin and Bob’s help! On the heals of that installation, we hosted an Open Studio event that went far better than expected, in spite of Saturday’s snow storm. Susan’s publicity push made all the difference, and we had a steady flow of folks all weekend. What a fine way to end the year!
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