Fiona Rutherford, Textile Artist


Scarborough Fair

Scarborough General Hospital

Scarborough, North East Yorkshire

Commissioning Agent: Health & Arts for N.E. Yorkshire – 2010/11

Fiona created a series of framed tapestries for the entrance corridor walls of the newly built Maple Ward. The designs draw on the local wooded landscape and nearby seaside. The main colour palate was drawn from the lime green, blue, red and orange beach huts at North Bay, Scarborough. The stripes are taken from traditional seaside images of deck chairs, huts and candy sticks. In between the stripes plants and flowers weave and drift along on a breath of sea air creating a sense of movement as the visitor walks into and out of the Ward.