A new commission / by Ali Givens

2014 has brought an exciting commission to my studio- a multi-panel landscape for the new cancer ward at Alamance Regional Hospital in Burlington, North Carolina. The finished piece will stretch along 37 feet of hallway and provide a representation of North Carolina from the mountains to the coast. This week I've been working on the mountains. The Blue Ridge has such a unique and beautiful skyline- unlike the Rockies or the Alps, the Appalachians are ancient and soft and fade back to a whisper. It's an interesting element to incorporate into the composition and watch how it comes together.