My love for art overlaps with my passion for helping children get through their toughest days. I am honored to watch every day how transformative the art at Le Bonheur is for its patients, families, and staff. I have been commissioned to create art for this hospital that is conducive to the space it will live in while also effectively sharing a desired message. I have enjoyed the challenges of these projects and the rewarding feeling of seeing people interact with the final products. Le Bonheur's art collection is thoughtfully and beautifully curated by Linda Hill who has taught me so much and has provided me with the opportunity to produce the projects featured below.
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital is truly #allheART
HOLIDAY WOODLAND WINDOW DISPLAY
The holidays can already be a tough time for many people. Add a pandemic and it becomes even more stressful and difficult. Whether you are a patient / family feeling isolated from your support system, a staff member who is feeling burnt out, or really anyone who comes through the lobby of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital with the heaviness of loss weighing on them, I hope this window display can be a place of respite for you. I wanted to create a soft scene for your eyes to rest as you pass by quickly, but also to wander through if you stop to look closer.
ONE THOUSAND PAPER CRANES
This installation was created to celebrate the dedication, sacrifice, commitment, teamwork and strength displayed by Le Bonheur Associates during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In Japanese folklore, the crane is a mystical creature believed to live 1,000 years and represents longevity and good fortune. Legend says that when someone folds 1,000 paper cranes they are granted a wish or their prayers are answered, which has widely made folding 1,000 paper cranes a symbol of hope and healing during challenging times.
As I folded these cranes I wrote the name of one of our nearly 200 departments inside each one. I included words of hope, strength and acknowledgment that everyone in our Le Bonheur family is facing challenges.
To read the article about this exhibit featured in Le Bonheur's Securing the Promise magazine, click here.
CELEBRATE & SHARE THE LE BONHEUR STORY
Paper sculptures for an event put together by Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital at Dixon Gallery and Gardens. These centerpieces were created to reflect the event's theme of celebrating and sharing the Le Bonheur story in order to help write our next chapter.