Sussex-based ceramic artist Marion Brandis has designed a series of Brighton-themed ceramic and jesmonite sculptures for the courtyards of the Louisa Martindale Building. Designed as focal points and conversation-starters, Brandis’ work brings humour, interest, colour, texture and sensory stimulus into these outside spaces.
Inspired by the area surrounding the hospital, including Kemptown, the seafront and Brighton Marina, Brandis’ sculptures provide distraction and create therapeutic, restful and welcoming environments for patients, their families, visitors and staff.
In the Rheumatology Courtyard on Level 1, Brandis has created a mosaic band incorporating local scenes inlaid into the large planter. Two large mosaic spheres, decorated with images of the Kemptown arches and other local references, sit on top of the planters within the foliage. Large-scale, colourful, painted jesmonite buoys create focal points within the Therapy Garden on Level 10, whilst humorous sculptures of gulls animate the Therapy Gardens on Level 4 and Level 10.