m-tec were chosen by public artist Jephson Robb to manufacture two eye-catching sculptures which have now taken pride of place outside Gartnavel Royal Hospital in Glasgow. The monuments reflect the experiences and stories of those using the hospital’s mental health services.
The Sun-Moon sculpture is made up of a two and a half metre convex diameter circle with two different sides to represent the contrast between the Sun and the Moon. It draws its inspiration from the hospital motto ‘Let there be Light Again’.
One blasted stainless steel side features highly polished dished sections to reflect the shape of the Moon, and the opposite side is made of a highly reflective, polished mirror to represent the Sun.
The Two Hearts sculpture, which is made from 316 grade stainless steel and was powder coated in-house sits on a four metre mirror-polished reflective platform to support it.
These sculptures will serve as a legacy to the past 200 years of the hospital, and point forward to 21st century mental health care and the role which the arts has to play in supporting and promoting the recovery of those living with ill mental health.