Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo
Last fall I was called to update a dreary chemotherapy room for a new charity Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo. Since I had lost my step mother to cancer, and just finished a large private medical office, this seemed like a manageable task.
The design was for a person who is sitting for hours on end, receiving chemotherapy. Young, or old, man or woman. And I was reminded by the hospital administration that some of their patients are also not American born, so keep it "international" looking. I immediately gravitated towards a David Hicks vintage wallpaper that was re-issued around 2009.
Since the wallpaper was being imported from the UK, the safety ratings were too complex for the hospitals administrative team, and was not approved. Plan B: apply pattern and color with hospital grade paint! Enter...Lynne Rutter, muralist extraordinaire!
Lynne and her team developed a template which was comprised of enlarged and layered hexagon patterns.
Shannon Geise was the junior muralist, who is pictured above. I functioned, as well as two of the the hospital administrators Noelle Lutz and Vernon Moreno, as Lynne's assistants.