Ruth Barker

Point Your Toes To The Ground

CBU3, Alexander Pringle HIV Centre, North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, London
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Point Your Toes To The Ground

2014

Permanent public artwork for the North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, London. Commissioned as part of a new art collection for the hospital's HIV unit, curated by Bea de Souza. Point Your Toes To The Ground is a poetic fragment in four stanzas. Each stanza is presented on seperate acrylic panels, which are sited on walls throughout the unit, with particular emphasis placed on thresholds and doorways.The stanzas may be encountered in any order, but together comprise an invitation to find new symphonies.

 

TEXT

 

 

Point your toes to the ground

you are dancing

 

Lift your heels in the air

you are striding

 

Breathe in, breathe out

you are singing

 

and your symphony is sounding out the world

 

 

 

 Photography by Bea de Souza.