Wall and Ceiling Art Brings Calm, Fun to Pediatric Rooms
For kids who need to visit the Maxine Dunitz Children's Health Center, the rooms now provide a friendly, colorful environment. Three artists—Sam Falls, Urs Fischer and Laura Owens—created original ceiling and wall art to distract, entertain and comfort children facing medical treatment.
The printed panels, which cover the rooms' ceilings and walls, feature elements such as flying lemons, cartoon elephants, birds, abstract splashes and bright blotches of color.
The New York City-based RxArt has a mission to "help children heal through the extraordinary power of visual art," which aligns perfectly with Cedars-Sinai's own commitment to art and healing.
"The kids are enjoying the fun and comfort the art brings them. Since the installation, we've had little patients actually ask to enter their hospital room."
—Jennifer Underhill, RN, assistant nurse manager for Pediatrics
View some of the many art projects featured at Cedars-Sinai.