The Waiting-Room by Graeme Hindmarsh


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Digital composite, 2007.
From the Running Man series.
© Graeme Hindmarsh 2007.
Other works from this series can be found here.

An autobiographical work addressing mortality. The waiting-room is a metaphor for life.

This is a digital study for a painting. The completed painting can be viewed here

The Waiting-Room has received the following award
Featured Touched By Fire

Stock images were used in the creation of this work and are used under licence from the following photographers
Skip Hunt
Max Oppenheim
All other photography and graphic elements © Graeme Hindmarsh, 2007.

This work can also be viewed on my Bubblesite.


anxious, ashtray, chihuahua, dog, exit, grey, man, seat


  • Princessbren2006
    Princessbren2006over 7 years ago

    Don’t we all know that feeling of waiting for doctord or at the dentist etc. I now go to a doctors where you don’t book an appointment you just turn up and wait and it’s so much quicker.

  • Graeme Hindmarsh
    Graeme Hindmarshover 7 years ago

    Thanks for your comment PrincessBren! The Waiting-Room is a metaphor for life – it’s semi autobiographical. The study for this one is being painted at the moment and I’ve actually changed it a bit – I think it works better in its new form but, you’ll see soon enough!

  • Michael Douglass
    Michael Douglassover 7 years ago

    Howver the final version comes out as, I still really like this.

  • Graeme Hindmarsh
    Graeme Hindmarshover 7 years ago

    Thanks Kalb! The oil study is coming along well but, I’m a sloooow painter …. and I have 3 on the go at the moment!
    It will be interesting to see what you all think about the study once it’s posted. Even now, while I’m painting it, I can see that there will be even more changes when I eventually paint the final, full sized work.

  • Greta  McLaughlin
    Greta McLaughlinover 4 years ago

    Beautifully composed and captured!!!

  • Thanks Greta!

    – Graeme Hindmarsh

  • PQRibber
    PQRibberover 4 years ago

  • Thank you PQ!

    – Graeme Hindmarsh

  • Stacey Lazarus
    Stacey Lazarusover 4 years ago

    Cool image,love the shoes optional pet friendly waiting room! Is it at the veteranarian?

  • Sorry to disappoint, but it’s all a metaphor – I tried to hint by adding an ashtray, something that you wouldn’t find in a doctor’s or vet’s waiting room, so it’s not taken too literally. But, if it works for you on any level, I’m very thankful! Bare feet, in some cultures, is a symbol of death …. cheery little piece! ;-)

    – Graeme Hindmarsh

  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartover 4 years ago

    Yep, I’d say the vet needs to put him on a good diet. :))…Roll on the painting…!

  • Thanks for your comments Meg – much appreciated. Surprisingly, she wasn’t actually a fat little dog – her long fur, and the funny angle I photographed her at, bulks her up a bit. Sadly, she died a couple of months ago. :-(
    The painting is almost finished. It’s not a carbon-copy of the digital study – it’s a bit grittier and moodier. Hopefully, I’ll have it up on RB by the end of the week!

    – Graeme Hindmarsh

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 4 years ago

  • Many thanks Francis!

    – Graeme Hindmarsh

  • Leslie  Hagen
    Leslie Hagenover 4 years ago

    Before I even read what the image was about, I was going to ask you if this is a metaphorical purgatory. How funny. I really like this image, WELL DONE!

  • Absolutely! Many thanks for your comments – they are greatly appreciated! :-)

    – Graeme Hindmarsh

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