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by Asbjorn Lonvig, artist/designer
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The hospice concept is new in Denmark.
I participated in setting up the Sct. Maria Hospice as the first hospice in Denmark outside the capital of Copenhagen.
Together with the architect, I designed the physical framework and made the decoration and logo for the Sct. Maria Hospice.

THE VIOLET
As the symbol of the Sisters of Mary is a lily, a stylized lily was an obvious choice as the logo for the place.
The main key words for the nursing and care work at the Sct. Maria Hospice were alleviation, acceptance and the cure of souls.
The key words for the architecture were atmosphere and peace.
The physican Cicely Saunders, who opened the first hospice, St. Christophers in London, said: "You matter because you are you. - You matter to the last moment of your life, and we will do all we can not only to help you die peacefully, but to live until you die."
The words "...to live until you die" lead to the key words discreet joy. A decoration based on the key words discreet joy calls for the use of bright (cheerful) colors, which I used on the stairs and in the corridors.
In the rooms discreet floral motifs from the Danish flora have been chosen on the basis of the lily.
Each individual room is thus identified by a flower and not a number or letter. One of these flowers is the violet.
 

There are a total of 12 different floral motifs.
The motifs are printed in screen printing, each motif in 200 copies, which I have numbered and signed. The motifs have also been printed on post cards.
The screen prints and post cards are sold for the benefit of the hospice concept.

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