Saint John’s Health Center Artwall is a unique way of bringing art into a healing environment at the Howard Keck Diagnostic and Treatment Center. A large 17 foot tall digital wall made up of 16 50-inch” monitors, has rotating exhibitions of local artists.
“Art carries a therapeutic message that can greatly enhance the healing environment,” said Marla Koosed, Saint John’s Art Program curator. “Instead of presenting art in a traditional manner, we want to engage visitors in a sensory experience that evokes a soothing, therapeutic setting.”
And now featured on their home page for the “Spirit of Place” exhibit, is “Alice Hopping”, Chinese brush painting. Alice, short for “Alice in Wonderland”, which is the truth, born several years ago on the inspirational Malibu private ranch that inspires the painted pond series, became a special character of the menagerie of animals. For some, they think she is a horse, a dog, etc…but she is a donkey & filled with lots of spirit.
The newborns are always so much fun to study and paint. Also included in the exhibit is “Myth” sleeping, my little Mythy Myth(dog), who mythsteriously disappeared into the desert only to live up to his name.
A digital image from my first video “The Spirit of Art” taken at Point Dume Beach Malibu of my footprint in the sand, sandwiched between the footprint of wind in the sand is sandwiched between the brush paintings on the Media Wall. This image reflects our connection and freedom with the earth, our vulnerability of life, essence and preciousness of time and the magnificent art of God.