Inspirations

Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Inspirations

Inspirational Quotes: “Little as we know about the way in which we are affected by form, by color and light, we do know this: They have an actual physical effect.”  – Florence Nightingale No matter how busy we get, it is important to enjoy nature and to have rest and relaxation with good friends and […]

Hospitals, Kids and Color

Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in Behind the Design
Hospitals, Kids and Color

It’s no surprise that kids crave color. But why? Ongoing psychological studies suggest that color selection can influence mood and behavior, stimulate the brain and body and even affect one’s health. Marilyn Read, an associate professor of design and human environment at Oregon State University, believes that children’s attraction to color in general goes far […]

Art and the Healthcare Experience Measured Results

Posted by on Jul 15, 2013 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Art and the Healthcare Experience Measured Results

When caring artists and compassionate healthcare organizations join forces, the results cannot just be felt, they can be measured. The following charts portray information that was gathered from a study conducted at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center based in Atlantic County, NJ. Soon after the data was collected, the leadership at AtlantiCare decided to furnish a new seven-story […]

Artist Profile: Leanne Venier

Posted by on Jul 8, 2013 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Artist Profile: Leanne Venier

In this video, Color Expert and Artist Leanne Venier discusses the healing elements of color. Click here or the thumbnail below to watch the video.

Red, White and Blue Color Therapy

Posted by on Jul 1, 2013 in Behind the Design
Red, White and Blue Color Therapy

It has been documented that visual arts make an important difference in reducing patients’ anxiety, lessening pain, aiding in recovery, and improving overall experience. At the core of this study is color and how color has the power to influence the mind, moods and emotions. The following post is a breakdown of color and how […]

Featured Artist: The Sky Factory – Illusions of Nature

Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Featured Artist: The Sky Factory – Illusions of Nature

The Sky Factory, produces virtual skylights and windows. The combination of photography and digital cinema make a high quality illusion of nature. Formed in 2002, The Sky Factory is a company of 35 people in Fairfield, Iowa. Their business is to provide the highest quality Illusions of Nature.  The company has partners all over the […]

The Art of Imagination

Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in Behind the Design
The Art of Imagination

When designing a children’s hospital one hopes to create an inviting space that encourages, inspires, soothes and positively influences the patients, families, doctors and staff.  Incorporating certain design elements such as color, shapes, and technology can help to create a better way for children to experience healthcare. When Marie, owner of Wikoff Design Studio based […]