Health and Art
Do hospital walls have to be blank and white? Or can they be bright with vibrant colour? Art in medical facilities has been proven to have healing power. In the following interview with John Twigg, Ken Blackburn talks about his proposal to bring colour and art into these facilities – not just paintings on a wall, but art as environment for the benefit of both patients and staff. The photos below illustrate what can be done with bare, institutional walls when this idea is applied.