Art Heals

Whether you are looking at art, or making it;  art has the ability to transform our experience.
The Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center houses a major collection of paintings, works on paper, photographs and some sculpture, as does their other buildings.  Art fills the hallways and entry ways.  
©2011JoyceKozloff
I was pleased to see some of Joyce Kozloff’s small maps in the building on 53rd street where my plastic surgeon has his office. 
The only place that art was missing was in my room- though it did have a magnetized bulletin board.
Fortunately, the 15th floor in the main hospital housed a recreation room, along with an outdoor patio (fresh air and sunshine!) and some interesting shadows (of course I had my camera!)
There was also live music at the time, a library, work tables, a sink and storage closets full of art and craft supplies.  A young woman assisted me in gathering up an assortment of quality brushes,  heavier paper, watercolors and watercolor pencils.
I spent some time working freely, playfully, and enjoying the reprieve from being a patient. 
10.5″ x 7.5″
Watercolor on paper
©2011NanciHersh
7.5″ x 10.5″
Watercolor on paper
©2011NanciHersh

7.5″ x 10.5″
Watercolor on paper
©2011NanciHersh
7.5″ x 10.5″
Watercolor on paper
©2011NanciHersh
Now, I had art for my room.
How have you used art to transform your space or experience?

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