Birds flock to Cromer Hospital
A flock of sea birds in flight now greets people as they set foot inside the entrance of Cromer Hospital.
Sea Air is a beautiful sculpture reminiscent of birds of the Norfolk coastline. Its been created by North Norfolk artist Kate Munro and is one of the final parts of the Cromer Hospital redevelopment project.
The birds in flight are suspended and in different tones of blue and white with some featuring images of the sky and clouds.
To create the simple and elegant design Kate has worked closely with Hospital Arts, staff at Cromer Hospital, Morrish Consulting Structural Engineers, Mercury Phillips Signs and Gripple. Funding has come from Sagle Bernstein which forms part of the Cromer Project Fund. It comes under the auspices of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital charitable fund.
Hospital Arts Coordinator Emma Jarvis said Suspended sculptures offer many different challenges especially within a busy hospital environment.
The sculptor Kate lives in Sheringham and likes to respond to challenges in different situations and places. She has enjoyed working with numerous groups and organisations including educational ones and museums.
Her love of the natural world is an underlying theme in most of her work and this is demonstrated by her sea bird sculpture.