Saturday, June 18, 2011

TWO NEW MURALS AT CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

The Waiting Room Mural 4'x8'
Imagine if you were a child in a sterile environment where everything was unfamiliar and you were asked to undergo test after test. Yikes! Not fun!
With more than 20 years of experience at Sharp and Children's MRI center, Keith Prince, now CEO of the department, decided to put child anxiety on the run by transforming his new MRI center into a kid friendly zone.
Based on a recommendation by the art coordinator at Rady Children's Hospital, Janis, (posted one blog ago), Keith called me to see if I would design two undersea cartoon style murals for the MRI room and waiting room. He also wanted about 30 individual cartoon vignettes to be placed anywhere children might look. This was a rewarding project. Stephanie Goldman (artist/wife/mural partner) and I completed the project in 8 days - 3 days before their deadline.
The MRI Mural is 9 feet x 19 feet; the Waiting Room Mural is 4 feet x 8 feet. The Vignettes are about 2 feet square except for 4 smaller Vignettes painted directly on the MRI Machine. Everything was painted with Acrylics. We have heard the kids love the images and make up stories about the various sea critters. Here they are:

THE MRI ROOM MURAL 9'X19'


Pinky and Blueboy



Detail of Singing Fish

THE MRI MACHINE
Vignettes on MRI Machine





Stephanie painting Vignettes



THE WAITING ROOM MURAL 4'X8'





A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE VIGNETTES

Lover Boy

Fan Fish

Cool Daddy-o

Star Boy

Dancing with the Stars

Kissing Fish

Speed Racer

Clown Fish

Free Ride

Whistler