Friday, March 28, 2008


Unfortunate circumstances have brought me to spend some hours in the hospital.

I hate hospitals. They stress me out. The neon lighting, the bland colors, the constant humming, the still quietness with the occasional cough. I saw a doctor; for the life of me, I can't understand how anyone would be willing to go through years of hard training, only to end up spending most of his waking hours in such a bleak environment. Yes, I know they're helping people and all. Perhaps I'm just not enough of an altruist.

You know what I really missed in there? Something to focus on, some points of interest for the eye to rest upon. It's all so damn repetitive! A small colorful picture here and there, an occasional plant, perhaps a cheerful decoration hanging from the ceiling – why not? It's not expensive, and I think it can do so much for the wellbeing of both patients and staff.

Or maybe I don't understand anything.

1 comment:

Cecelia said...

I don't know about where you are, but there is a lot of art in the hospitals and doctors' offices here in Texas. I think there are some artists who specialize in art for these type of buildings. Also, some hospitals even have art galleries in them and facilities where patients can participate in art therapy.
Maybe that is something that you and other artists can get into.
Even the clothing has changed where the nurses wear cute, colorful smocks and sports style pants and shoes. Most doctors still wear lab coats over regualar street clothes.
Many facilites look like art galleries.
Goog luck and thanks for sharing. I always draw in doctor's offices and hospitals.