Art has shown the quality of life improved and increased over time for adults in hospice.
After an artist visits, a patient s were more willing to talk about treatment options with caregivers.
Cancer patients have shown a significant reduction in depression, stress and anxiety, and significant improvement in mood through art. Journal of Nursing Scholarship. 2001.
Art has shown what’s possible when creativity and compassion work band in hand, side by side, they provide a beacon of hope in an uncertain and often scary world. Blair Sadler, Annette Ridenour.
Throughout history, pictures have been central to healing rituals.
Little as we know about how we are affected by form, color, and light. We do know this: we have an actual physical effect. Florence Nightingale.
Over the years, we have observed the benefits, on many levels of arts, activities on health, and we are delighted that the Dreams evaluation project has backed those observations. Lorena Hastings.
Music and images of nature have many positive effects vs. in anxiety, energy, and pain management Maurice Cure.
All art is autobiographical the pearl’s oyster’s autobiography. Federico Fellini.
Art condenses the experience we all have as human beings, and, by forming it, makes it significant. We all have an in-built need for harmony and structure that creates balance. Art is an affirmation of life. Trevor Bell.
Art is a memory of loved the most an artist can do through their work is say, let me show you what I have seen, what I have loved and perhaps you will see it and live it too Annie Beveren.
A bright mural enlivens a drab hospital room. With color and design, it gives drab spaces identity and energy.
Why, when people are sick, often at their lowest ebb in life, should they also be subjected to a supportive job environment? Why should the quality of the situation not match the standards of medical care? Jane Duncan.
Art must do something more than giving pleasure. It should relate to our own life so to increase our energy of spirits. Kenneth Clark.
Vivid images of virtual aquariums engage and soothe children, families, and visitors.
Art provides patients and clients with beautiful and exciting distractions: from worries and their pain.
At the more profound level, the creative process and healing process arise from a single source, when you are an artist you are a healer: a wireless trust of the same mystery is the foundation of your work, and it’s integrity. Rachel Naomi Remen M.D.