Rhode Island Hospital, located in Providence, Rhode Island, is recognized regionally and nationally for the clinical expertise provided through its centers of excellence. The hospital is the largest of the state's general acute care hospitals, and provides comprehensive health services for both adults and children. It is a teaching hospital affiliated with the Brown Medical School.
The Rhode Island Hospital provides comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services to inpatients and outpatients, with particular expertise in cardiology, oncology, neurosciences and orthopedics, as well as pediatrics at its Hasbro Children's Hospital. It is designated as the Level I Trauma Center for southeastern New England and provides expert staff and equipment in emergency situations 24 hours a day.
The project, a large scale 8' x 8' wall mural, was to be installed in Rhode Island Hospital's Diagnostic Imaging Center. The goal of the project was to create a recognizable visual that was a symbol or image that represented one of many landmarks in the state. Southeast Light, located on Block Island was selected for its scale and representation of the Ocean State.