Artist Heather Barnett and poet Will Holloway were commissioned to produce artworks for the new Cancer Day Unit at Guy’s Hospital. The artworks were created in response to a series of word games and workshops held with patients, carers and staff. The work produced, seen on the walls, windows and screens of the unit, joins together the themes of the living city, navigation and the flow of nature.
Heather Barnett is a visual artist, researcher and educator working with biological systems and scientific processes. With interests ranging across medicine, psychology, perception and visualisation, projects have included microbial portraiture, cellular wallpapers, performing cuttlefish and self-organising installations. She is Senior Lecturer in Photographic Arts at the University of Westminster and runs an independent arts practice working on art/science research collaborations and public art commissions. She is also Creative Director of the biologically inspired design range, www.micro-designs.com.