Hospitals can be daunting environments for patients and their families. Temporary and rotating murals can activate hospital spaces, tell stories, provide distraction, and mark the passage of time. In hospital settings creating series of murals that appear and then disappear, only to be replaced by new murals (either in the same location or different locations around the hospital) brings institutional walls to life and gives visitors and employees a reason to look forward to returning to the space itself.
These murals are some of our most recent work at the Boston Children's Hospital. We used the medium of tape to serve different needs within the hospital. We visually activated temporary walls in the lobby while it was under construction, created a piece that later made way for a permanent art installation, and we worked in the lower hallways making murals for the hospital staff.