Commission: Tree of Life

Dermatology Department,, Lieben Building, University Hospital Limerick.

Leben is German for life and the Leben building has become home to a flight of swallows, who return each year to nest in the eves. These welcome birds are a central theme in the work, displaying joy and resilience. Swallows are said to be symbolic of the healing medicine of happiness.

The series of four wall installations were created to bring inspiration and joy, helping to reduce the stress and anxiety felt by patients attending the clinic.