Thanks to a generous donation, I’m honored that the artwork titled “There’s No Place To Hide” by my partner Andrew Reach engages the environment of the new Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute at UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland. The design by Stanley Beamon & Sears is very innovative as is all of their work especially in healthcare. Instead of a large centrally located nurses station that many times is far from the patients they serve, smaller nurses stations, designed as alcoves are placed directly adjacent to patients. Click here to see photos of the Institute from the Architects website. It is at one of these nurses stations that his artwork is placed. For this location, Tom Huck, curator of the art collection at University Hospitals, selected artworks from different artists to present to the donors. From this group, they chose “There’s No Place To Hide”.
From University Hospitals Website:
Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute: Bringing Treatment and Discovery to New Heights
“We believe the institute will become a magnet, attracting top clinicians and researchers. This will be a leading adolescent and young adult (AYA) treatment facility in the U.S. It will attract the attention of top caregivers, physicians and researchers who will be empowered by the common goal of better outcomes and greater cure rates for AYA cancer patients. Angie’s Institute will fill the very real need of helping young patients in treatment feel normal while they are fighting their illnesses.”
– Char and Chuck Fowler
Charlotte A. and Charles D. Fowler, and their daughters and sons-in-law, Chann Fowler-Spellman and Edward F. Spellman and Holley Fowler Martens and Robert F. Martens, made theAngie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital a reality through their $17 million gift. This is the largest known gift in support of adolescent and young adult, or AYA, cancer.The institute is named in memory of the Fowlers’ daughter, Angie, who died at age 14 after battling melanoma. While there have been many advancements in cancer care for adults and children, the survival rate for young adults and teenagers with cancer has seen little improvement over the past three decades. Although tragedy struck the Fowler family, they decided to create something positive from their loss.
This is the text on the wall label and also on the label is a thumbnail of the whimsy shown below:
The work ‘There’s No Place to Hide’ features one of my whimsies hidden in a grid of circles and undulating sweeps of color. My whimsies are creatures of my imagination, free of pain and unencumbered from gravity and able to move through the world without constriction. If you look at the work you might find the whimsy, but to help out, the whimsy hidden in it is shown below.