The Hospital Where I was Born, 2004
Philip Brou was born on August 29, 1977 at Riverside Hospital in Newport News, Virginia. In 2004, he returned to his birth hospital. It looked like a place where anyone could have been born. He toured the accessible areas of the building, took photos, made on-site sketches, and met with the Public Relations Department where he was able to obtain photos of the building from around the time of my birth. This evidence was used to reconstruct the hospital as a scale model and complete a series drawings from direct observation of the model.