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Postcard Journey
is one of two permanent works (the other is Button Wall) commissioned for the Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital as part of Scotland's largest public art project in a healthcare environment. It was installed in 2004 and funded by Scottish Arts Council (SAC) and the ARCHIE hospital fund. Postcard Journey was developed through postcard correspondence with over seventy hospital users and employees. They were each asked to nominate and describe a place near where they lived that they considered a landmark. I selected over forty sites to visit on a 1200 mile journey across the largest hospital catchment area in Britain. The landmarks were documented by photograph and text in the format of a postcard. Thirty lightboxes display the final images and words that aim to capture the transient and visceral activities of hospital users' voices, personal landmarks and my journey. The lightboxes are sited on three floors of the public areas of the hospital.