North Church Clocktower

The Clocktower of the North Church is a beautifully restored piece of architecture, serving as the beacon of Portsmouth from throughout the seacoast.  I was happy to catch some rich sunlight on Saturday evening after coming in from an afternoon harbor cruise that I wrote about earlier this week.

I’m not sure I’ll ever get tired of seeing the canvas prints at the Portsmouth Regional Hospital…and hope it’s the same for you all.  I just wanted to provide a sense of scale for the project…below is a shot of me at the installation, which I was able to share with my family this weekend for the first time.  The staff at the front desk was very cool and kind in letting us just hang out for a bit.  Great place, great people.

A Very Proud Artist

Atrium | The Portsmouth Regional Hospital

I am very honored and excited to share with you the completion of the project that I’ve been a part of at the Portsmouth Regional Hospital!  As I wrote about in this post HERE, I have been working with architect firm JSA, Inc. and David Maurand of designPhase:3 to select photos and have artwork printed for the installation in the hospital’s $67+ million dollar expansion project.  In keeping with the nautical and seacoast theme, we selected 12 images that fit the feel of the space, with each photo featuring a part of the waterfront or a tie to the water…with the two widest prints measuring in at 7′.  The images are overlaid on top of a beautiful nautical map of the New Hampshire Seacoast – and every canvas print featured in the installation can be identified on the map below.

Many thanks to everyone who contributed to this project, especially local printing firm Infinite Imaging who did a beautiful job bringing the photos you see here at the site everyday to real life, exceeding even my expectations.  Image4 installed the hardware that the prints are mounted to…and I finally had the great pleasure to meet some wonderful people from The Hospital this week, and I continue to be flattered and humbled at all of the kind words that people have shared.

The new wing will officially open for business on Monday morning at 4am – so stop in anytime after that to see the massive prints in person, and the beautiful atrium space that features a fireplace, some historical installations, model ships, sails, slate, granite, and beautiful oil paintings that will be installed soon as well.  An exceptional project indeed!

The Atrium at Portsmouth Regional Hospital

I am incredibly excited to share with you today a project that has been in the works for the past month.  As many of you know, the Portsmouth Regional Hospital undertook a $63 million expansion project to enhance and extend the high level of healthcare provided to greater Seacoast residents back in 2007.  The multi-year, phased expansion, which was formally approved in April by the state of New Hampshire, will add nearly 68,000 square feet of new construction and more than 88,000 square feet of renovations to the existing facility.

I am very privileged and appreciative to announce that I have been working with the design team including local architectural firm JSA, Inc. on an art display that will be featured in the new atrium space in the new wing!!  In total, there will be twelve pieces totaling OVER 100 SQUARE FEET OF PRINTED CANVAS featuring entirely Philip Case Cohen originals!!  All of the pieces we selected for the installation have a tie to the waterfront or the seacoast…featuring lighthouses, the commercial fish pier, tugboats, historic waterfront…etc.  The install should be taking place in the next week or so and will be available for viewing to hospital visitors.  A grand opening will likely follow later in the Fall.

Also working with JSA, Inc. is David Maurand of designPhase:3 – who has envisioned and artfully put together the rendering shown below and coordinated to have the infrastructure constructed that will hold the canvas prints that will be on display.  Working in concert with David is Image4 of Manchester will be constructing the hardware and infrastructure of the display.

Local printing firm Infinite Imaging has done an incredibly beautiful job bringing the photography you’re used to seeing here at The Daily Portsmouth to life on the canvas pieces (against the orange wall in their new HQ at the top of the post and below), with beautifully rich color and accuracy (and also very quickly!).  What’s exciting is that of the 100+ square feet of canvas, there will be two pieces that are 7′ wide and several others 4′ wide.  I cannot wait to see them hanging in the new space, which is incredibly inviting and fitting for placement in Portsmouth’s hospital – complete with a gigantic nautical map featured on the wall that will be holding the prints.  I hope you’ll visit the space to check out the gorgeous design (and of course the canvas prints that will complement the space!).