UofL HealthCare Outpatient Center

"Integral Spaces"

University of Louisville Physicians commissioned the piece by Louisville artist Clare Hirn. In the four-panel piece titled "Integral Spaces," the artist used charcoal, acrylics and oil in layers to create a a real sense of nature and to shed light on her view of the city. Among its images are bicyclists on the waterfront, the Belle of Louisville, a Cardinal and the downtown skyline.

The UofL physicians group commissioned the artwork with the support of Landmark Healthcare Facilities. A 10-person committee of physicians, staff and outside experts selected Hirn's proposal from 18 invited submissions.

"Ms. Hirn's artwork provides the perfect first impression for people coming to the outpatient center," said Gerard Rabalais, chair of both the UofL Department of Pediatrics and of the physicians group.

"The overall experience our patients and visitors have when they come to the Outpatient Center has been at the forefront of our thinking throughout the design, construction and equipping of this building," said Larry Cook, executive vice president for health affairs. "We have tried to make it warmer than your typical health care facility, and to reflect the warmth of Louisville. We thought the best way to capture that was for a local artist to create a piece that welcomes our visitors. Ms. Hirn has done exactly that."

Related Projects

Public Spaces

Art in public spaces creates a collective attitude, inspiration, and has been shown to reduce stress. Clare has created scenic and mixed media murals for several public spaces in Kentucky. Her murals are a permanent addition to the UofL Health Care Outpatient Center and the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital. Each project invites collaboration with her client.

Corporate Art

Corporate art collections help support local artists, provide a welcoming environment to customers, invigorate colleagues as well as define specific areas. Clare's murals and paintings are collected by several area corporate businesses, such as Brown-Foreman, Stites & Harbison and Waterfront Park Place. Clare works with clients to provide a unique look for their space.

Residential Spaces

Clare’s fine art murals create a sense of space in the room and allow individuals to set the tone for their unique residential setting, such as a bathroom, dining area or bedroom. Often painted in veils of color, these murals bring a feeling of light and openness into a room or area. Dining rooms offer ideal opportunity to display the optimum effect.

Studio Paintings

Along with commissions and large site specific artwork Clare also creates original paintings of all sizes in her studio. Examples can be viewed on the gallery page. Feel free to contact Clare to learn more about original artwork or high quality giclée reproductions. Please call and arrange your studio visit!

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