47 x 78cm
Gouache, ink, watercolour and graphite pencil on canvas.
Gold, metal foils, resist, nurses metal badge, linen thread, needle and bandage.
This piece includes the Royal Melbourne Hospital Nurses Pledge,
an image of the hospital logo in resist,
and a description of the ideal characteristics of a nurse,
as espoused by Florence Nightingale.
The artist trained as a nurse at this hospital, which recently celebrated its centenary.
There is also a memorial to a nursing colleague who died tragically at work during the creation of this piece.
2nd prize Masters Calligraphy, Ropyal Melbourne Show 2007