Did you know that studies have shown that art plays an important role in the healing process of patients in medical facilities? However, the type of art is an important factor. Representational landscapes reduce blood pressure and serve to calm patients, while non object abstract art was found to increase blood pressure. Also patients under stress often saw negative images within abstract works and found them to be disturbing.
Studio Art Direct recently provided a large medical facility in Oregon a proposal to install over $120,000 in regional art including commissioned paintings, sculpture and architectural embellishments as well as works currently available on the site. The client was not only provided with a complete custom designed program specific to their project and budget, but also detailed research information concerning the medicinal benefits of art in medical environments.
Janelle Fendall Baglien
President, Studio Art Direct