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Art and feelings - hospital art

If you are saying that art doesn't wake any kind of feelings in you, you need to stop at next time and actually give a second to look at it. Art can be powerful tool and mood effective. I'm talking now specially about art in hospitals and other public places. In this context, art can be anything from actual painting or photography, to color of walls or pattern of ceiling. I'm always focused the patterns of air conditioner's grids. It sounds so small detail, but every hospital room has it and after laying somewhere hours, you'll start to notice details on roof.

I've got my dear share of hospital time. Time in waiting rooms, doctors offices, examination rooms, wards... There is usually one common thing. Something on walls, that is meant to make place to look nicer, warmer, more comfortable... Sometimes even more home like. It can be anything from doctor's kid's or kid patients drawings to abstract professional photographer's ink test like photos. Either aren't my favorites. First because it's often used just to get even something on walls without caring at all about it or to get something cheap. I admit that it works for pediatricians, but that's it. My problem with abstract black and white photos is that everyone sees those differently. It's as likely to bring bad and good feelings up from people. Art is responsible it's own unique way. Specially in this context.

People aren't usually in hospital because something good is happening. They can be nervously waiting test results, sitting on 100th time in that one seat next to there doctor's office, waiting their turn. I have feeling that most people, who are selecting art for this kind of places or doing those works, doesn't have a idea, how it feels to be sitting there. Most times it's between two feelings. The worst fear you've ever felt to being as bored you can ever imagine. No, even little more bored then that! It's that kind of level of boring, that you've counted every lamp and crack on walls thousands times. You can see the drawing opposite you, even if you close your eyes and remember every detail.

Of course art is subjective thing. You can't make everyone happy and two people will always see it differently. What I want to say is, that it matters! It matters more then you might think! More in Twitter @FromMadeByMeri



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