Lexington was one of the first installations where we got to provide ALL of the artwork….from the 90 foot vinyl wall covering down the main corridor, to the head walls, communication boards, and corresponding artwork in each patient room.
We didn’t just pick some pretty pictures, but we worked as a team to create one of a kind, unique images throughout the entire hospital.
Over 150 pieces contained multiple images layered together to make a creative visual statement.
The team from Lexington threw down the challenge to come up with something unique, something different, yet soothing and healing. Art Director Tori Gerkin took it and ran with it and came up with “stop you in your tracks” multiple layering of landscape and botanical images. These images, placed in the public spaces as well as the patient rooms, made a very impressive visual statement!
Jill Denker, Executive Director of Human Resources, and part of the core group, added,
“The artwork, the design, and the functionality of our new space really matches our mission, vision and values: To be futuristic, forward thinking, and progressive. High quality healthcare without having to travel. And I love that the artwork is bright and happy, plus I hear over and over from our patients how calming it is as well”.
Nicole Thorell, Chief Nursing Officer, added,
“When we first started construction and were shown the artwork, I was not on board. Particularly with the headwalls. I thought, ‘why would we take money away from things the nurses could use’…I saw it as an extra expense. Then I stepped into a finished patient room. And I fell in love! Once I saw how the artwork was incorporated into the rooms and saw how it really made our patients feel, I was “in”.
When a project of this scope comes into your wheel house it pushes your boundaries and creativity to a place that only gets visited every once and awhile. Thank you Aneetha and Lexington for taking us to that special place!