Mary Martin enjoys working with architects, space designers, and site planners in helping create the atmosphere of peace, calm, and healing within hospitals, doctor's offices, and medical clinics. An example of art particularly suited to hospital atmosphere is that of Kathleen Earthrowl. Her amazing work conveys the essence of nature within the confines of a place of healing. Read her history below.
For children's areas, the art of Santiago Perez and Juan Kelly conveys the imaginative world of childhood. Amazing little characters can be incorporated into the paintings to help capture the attention of little ones. Imagine a scene with little character doctors and nurses with their patients or a joyful scene of little characters in nature on a sunny hilside or glen. Even adults can spend an enormous amount of time in contemplation of these scenes. Each examining or treatment room can have pieces that play on a central theme.
Jean Claude Gaugy has provided art for museums, hospitals, and many other venues. Scored and painted into wood, his abstract figures and scenes grace the walls of many institutions.
Bob Ichter with his pastels on sweded board creates scenes of bold and colorful images suitable for brightening up any space. His abstract large scale acrylics grace Ritz Carltons and other corporate buildings.
Mark Davis' exterior mobile for Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago is a large-scale installation that spans approximately 70 feet long, 30 feet wide, and 10 feet tall, and is an exciting and inviting addition to the Hospital entrance. Healing Waters was dedicated on November 15, 2012.
Kathleen Earthrowl - MD Anderson Cancer Center - Houston, Texas