The primary goal of the artwork was to gently engage the patients staying on that floor of the hospital. The floor is designated for women only so the elements (colors, subject matter, etc) of the artwork were selected with that in mind. The mosaic required about 2,800 stamps from around the world, some dating back to the 19th century.
The Cancer Resource Library at Miami Valley South Campus Cancer Center called for a unique and dynamic art installation to set it apart from the rest of the center. The wall-hanging sculptures Whitfill created, made of reclaimed and repurposed clothbound books, made good sense for several reasons. The library, located prominently near the front entrance of the center, was a uniquely cozy and enclosed space in the building. Along with sheltered nooks for quiet study, it featured a fireplace and many shelves of books made available to patients and families to learn more about their own health and treatment.
Check out the new CODAworx magazine. Our Children’s Medical Center project in Dallas is featured!
Here is the link: https://flipboard.com/section/codamagazine%3A-healing-art-buRB2u
Skyline Art Services is proud to sponsor and host the annual Air Alliance Houston Earth Day Art Contest & Auction at our showroom. The Earth Day Art Contest encourages students to present a vision of how we can honor, celebrate, and protect our environment.
When: April 24, 2014 @ 6:00 to 8:30 pm
Where: Skyline Art Services
What: Awards Ceremony and Live & Silent Art Auction
You can view and bid on the artwork at www.edh.auction-bid.org
Bidding will start on March 24 and culminate with the live auction on April 24.
For more information about this event please visit www.earthdayartcontest.org
Join us in this celebration of art, earth, and our Houston area students.
We couldn’t be more proud of our contribution to the art design for Nora’s Home, a place for patients and their families to live in comfort and peace in the Texas Medical Center as they prepare for and recover from transplant surgery. We were happy to be able to donate our services and provide artworks at cost.
Thank you Gail Sterling/WHR Architects for putting us in touch with Nora’s Home. She was responsible for their interior design.
Here’s a wonderful news report from ABC13 in which you see a little of our handiwork.
We’re wondering if maybe an innovative light artist has listened to this story from All Things Considered and will soon be coming up with something amazing.
Mariana Figueiro researches health applications at the Lighting Research Center at Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. She also, it seems, designs furniture: she devised a LED table that casts a bluish light. For residents in an Alzheimer’s unit, the table helped strengthen their circadian rhythms, so they could stay awake during the day and sleep at night.
Bluish lights apparently help us to wake up, and yellowish lights send signals to our circadian clocks to get ready to sleep. As Figueiro puts it, “The circadian system is what we call a blue sky detector.”
Of course a table is an excellent way to deliver bluish light. But we’d love to see what an artist could pull off with projections, or LED lights, or video that could be installed in a healing environment. Think of the possibilities, and the good we could do for memory care residents.
We love to work with multimedia artist Dixie Friend Gay. From her iconic swampland paintings to her signature dimensional mosaics, she has successfully placed her work all over Houston and the beyond.
With the opening in December of the new North Line branch of Houston’s light rail, a new public commission by Dixie debuted at the Boundary Street Station and at the Burnett Transit Center Station. Congratulations, Dixie!
Congratulations to NBBJ on being Healthcare Design Magazine’s Firm of the Year!
We worked with NBBJ on the award-winning, Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton Ohio.
Congratulations to our client Chickasaw Nation Health Clinic Tishomingo for being listed on Healthcare Design’s “Top 5 Architectural Gifts to Healthcare in 2013“ List.
Please read what they have to say about the project and the related piece “The Evolution Of U.S. Tribal Healthcare Centers“.