Day 2 and feeling quite positive about the project. Didn't contact Paul or Susie about this visit. Just wanted to settle in at my own pace; push myself to explore beyond the atrium. It's actually quite odd and uncomfortable to just wander down wards or into various spaces - seems wrong and I'm too nervous at the moment to put my neck on the line. Will have to push past that though.
Already feeling more comfortable drawing and got some slightly better results today. Have only done very quick drawings of a few minutes at most. No lengthy studies yet. No A4 or A3s yet. Not used the drawing surface/satchel yet.
The idea of exploring the layers of the hospital and the transition from public/normal to clinical/laden with gravity seems to have set its hooks in to me. Thought about the doors and feel that there's great scope for the graphical use of those within the work. They're striking and familiar to all.
Probably took more notes than I did drawing - mostly in the form of stream of consciousness:
Fruit & Veg Stall
Things sitting about (trollies, wheel chairs, beds)
Signs & Arrows
Colour coded areas
"How do I / my work effect the patient journey?"
"Unfolding / chapter based. 3 or 4 separate 'levels' each having a body of work".
"The patient Journey"
Phrase used by the NHS. Presumably to chart a patient's journey through phases & departments of care. Also journey toward improved health (all going well). Interesting relationship between this phrase and the yesterday's idea of the layers of the hospital.
THE PATIENT JOURNEY makes for a good title and brief.
Thinking about the patient journey in quite a literal way. Routes into the hospital - atrium, ambulance even helicopter. Layers and hierarchy of 'hospitalness'.
Doors are important and useful visual mechanisms in this. Hospital doors that exist as physical & graphic barriers between layers / realms. This significance/relationship could be mirrored in the work.
HOW DOES MY WORK EFFECT THEIR JOURNEY? (does it have to?).
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