Monday, September 6, 2010


Here are several views of a 10' x 28' mural (Kite Flyers at Mission Bay) just completed for the intensive neonatal care unit at Rady Children's Hospital.
See CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL UPLIFT (2 posts down -Feb. 28 -'10) for full story of wall-covering designs.

The vinyl wall-coverings below are enlarged 6 times from the original watercolors and then applied as wall paper in patient rooms and corridors.
Each floor has a different theme:

SUN, CLOUDS AND SKY, 3rd floor
OUTER SPACE, 4th floor



Myrna Wacknov said...

Wow, Ken, these are wonderful! It must be an extraordinary feeling you are going to be bringing some joy into the lives of children who have to be in the hospital. Something special for them to focus on as they struggle to get well.

Kathy said...

W-O-W! Fantastic.

SKIZO said...

Thank you for sharing
This fabulous work with us
Good creations

Bevie said...

Iam so happy to have visited to see such an awesome array of art for Chidren's Hospitals. I have tried my hand at a couple, but am unable to get up and down anymore. I know the pride you must feel knowing all the children these are going to make smile!!! Blessings.

glen said...

Hi Ken, I think cartooning is a fine art and to do it well you must have an extensive and successful experience in drawing. To make up a convincing figure out of thin air takes an eye that knows how real things look and can extrapolate that knowledge to the imagined figure. To give that figure a sense of life and even character requires the artist to become a little bit of an actor creating a vivid performance. That is something you don't get in life drawing but you just have to have it in you. The murals you and Stephanie did have all of that. If it has finally come to cartooning it only testifies to your comfort level with the craft. Love ya guys, Glen

Mike said...

Diana and I have been marveling at all of your murals in the hospital and are completely awed by the work. Moreover, there is a clear spirit of love and concern that permeates the work . . . . . . . and shows through both of you (in person). We are all so lucky to have you in our lives!