Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Hospital Art

Muskie by Norman Knott

In one hallway on the ground floor of Southlake Hospital's east wing, there's a collection of paintings by First Nation artist Norman Knott.

Note:  I see the flash on my point and shoot has left a bright spot on the glass in front of the painting. Sorry!

Explanation on the wall near the painting:   "Painted in 1978, 'Muskie' represents Norman's finest example of the interdependence of all living things. Man depends on fish for food; fish depends on water for it's home and food. Although he has painted half a fish, we have the illusion of viewing a whole fish in action. Of the two images of man, the second image is to remind us that man also depends on water as much of our bodies consist of water."

27 comments:

William Kendall said...

It is vivid dynamic work.

Kate said...

Those flash marks are irritating, aren't they?k Yet it does not mar the overall power and beauty of the art!

llandudnopictures said...

Great piece of art!

Roan said...

Very nice work of art!

Andy said...

Nice improve to the bare walls.

Taken For Granted said...

The art is powerful. It reminds me of the SD artist Oscar Howe's work. Did Norman Knott study at the Santa Fe School of Art by any chance?

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

my birth year. so creative. i love art. ( :

Judy said...

I need to show this to a friend of ours, his nickname is 'Muskie'.

Gillian Olson said...

Interesting painting, I hope this doesn't mean you were in hospital yourself though.

Roxy the traveling dog said...

Wow, that is really nice!

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful art work. Love the legends. the bright spot works well with the piece. MB

cieldequimper said...

Oh boy, that's very cool of the hospital to support (or have supported) Native artists! It's great!

TexWisGirl said...

i recognized the fish as a muskie from my wisconsin days! really beautiful painting!

RedPat said...

I like it a lot, EG!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I like it very much EG.. I think I might just go over now and check out some more of Norman Knott's work.

Gail Dixon said...

That is a beautiful piece of art and I loved reading the concept behind it. I don't think the flash detracts from it either!

Sharon Anck said...

It's very colorful. I like it.

Karen said...

Great piece of artwork, I didn't really notice the flash mark too much at all. Have a nice day.

Karen said...

Great piece of artwork, I didn't really notice the flash mark too much at all. Have a nice day.

Viola said...

I love it! Beautiful art work! :)
And I like the idea behind it.
That humans consist of water :)

Susan said...

No worries about the flash... I too love to photograph paintings in public buildings. This one is particularly impressive. The message within is powerful. So many of us are drawn to water - its a natural pull :D)

Michelle said...

I like this a lot.

Randy said...

Beautiful work.

Halcyon said...

Very nice! And thanks for the explanation.

see you there! said...

Interesting work. I enjoyed reading the story behind it.

darla

Lowell said...

It's stunning both in concept and colors. I love the way the fish is tied to the water and how both flow together. And I appreciate the explanation.

catskillblogger said...

I love that hospitals have begun showcasing artwork. It helps when you have to spend time there.

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