QUALICUM BEACH — Few artists would argue having their work displayed in a high-traffic area is usually a good idea, but Nancy Marshall really hit the jackpot.
Marshall, a volunteer firefighter in Qualicum Beach, is also a sculptor who creates evocative and whimsical porcelain figurines. Her work is likely familiar to many residents and visitors to Qualicum Beach, but one of her works is going to get a higher profile when it is displayed at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.
Marshall’s porcelain figurine of a laughing doctor — entitled, Laughter is the Best Medicine — was chosen this week by NRGH to be exhibited in their new emergency department. The 24-inch figurine, which is designed to hang on the wall, was reportedlywarmly received by the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation staff at the Hospital.