2017 was a spectacular year for Aesthetics, as we completed several large multi-year projects among a number of other quality projects in art consulting, interpretive displays, interior design and wayfinding. Here’s a look back at a very full, satisfying year for us and our clients.
Aesthetics completed a spectacular, huge art program at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford in 2017. Artists were selected primarily from the state of California, supplemented over 100 commission artists with additional feature artists from across the country, Europe and Israel. Aesthetics worked with 66 commission artists to create hundreds of unique artworks in exterior gardens and interior spaces. Over a period of 7 years, we worked with the owner’s art committee, patients and families, architectural team and the artists to embed the artworks throughout the hospital, in flooring finishes, niches, on ledges, walls, pathways and in garden areas.
Artists Pictured – Top photo collage, clockwise from upper left: Pelican Bench – Sherri Warner Hunter; Wolf Head – Michael Green (fabricator: Cost of Wisconsin); Mosaic Frog – Passiflora Mosaics; Otter – Sherri Warner Hunter; Bear Cubs – Michael Green (fabricator: Cost of Wisconsin); Toy Cow – Donald Gialanella. Bottom photo collage, clockwise from upper left: Glass Art Bird Scene – Cohn-Stone Studios; Sea Lion – Gary Drostle; Lollipops – Gordon Huether; Seals, Fox – Pokey Park; Interactive Video – Ouva; Photo Wall Collages – Counterpoint Studio; Mama Bear – Bud Bottoms; Photo Wall Collage – Linda Nye; and Mosaic Flooring – Gary Drostle
In 2017 we also completed a major art program for the expansion of Vancouver’s British Columbia Children’s Hospital. Aesthetics orchestrated a call for art for the entire country of Canada. Artwork was converted into durable wall murals throughout the facility. In addition, we worked with administrators to form museum partnerships with 6 regional museums, whose staff created additional murals related to their areas of interest. Our own staff also created graphic murals for corridors.
Artists Pictured – from upper left: Interactive Video Wall by NGX; Procedure suite corridors mural by Maria Rusan; Lobby Sculpture “Flight” by Marie Khouri; 2nd row: Mural by Aesthetics Inc.; Moose (detail of larger mural) by Maria Rusan; corridor mural in partnership with Vancouver Aquarium 3rd row: Flouroscopy room mural by Bruce Muir; CT Scan Room in partnership with HR MacMillan Space Centre; Procedure Room by Bernadette McCormack 4th row from left: “Forest Floor” mural by Anna Bennett; First Nations mural in partnership with Museum of Anthropology, with Ken Goldman; “Hoverbird” exterior sculpture by Bruce Voyce.
In July the International Academy for Design and Health recognized Aesthetics for the Use of Art in Public Spaces for their work at Valley Children’s Hospital, Madera, California. Here is Annette Ridenour accepting the award at the Academy’s 2017 World Congress in Vienna, Austria.
Above left, clockwise, Annette (left) receiving the award; The Ratthaus, Vienna City Hall; the Awards Ceremony.
After receiving the award, our work continued at Valley Children’s Hospital, Madera, California, where we completed graphic design additions to their main lobby and primary corridors.
Aesthetics also added to their award-winning design work at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Pontiac, Michigan with a couple small additions: a Mission, Vision and Values Display and a small but exceptionally beautiful niche artwork.
Artists Pictured – Left, Aesthetics Interpretive Display Dept.; Right, Niche Art by Anne Nye.
We designed this new chapel for Mercy Hospital Downtown, in Bakersfield, California, featuring fine artwork by several California artists.
Artists Pictured – Left, Prayer Bowl – Lisa Elias; Stained Glass – Higher Glass; Crucifix & Tabernacle – Max DeMoss
Our art program for the Scripps Prebys Cardiovascular Institute at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California brought a number of great artworks to add to their exceptional campus collection.
Artists Pictured – Upper Left, Glass Stones – Bueno Glass; Seascapes – Marcia Burtt; “Oasis” – Laddie John Dill
Using only Alaska artists, we helped Central Peninsula Hospital, Soldotna, Alaska add several beautiful artworks to a new medical office addition. We’ve been working with Central Peninsula for many years.
Artists Pictured – Upper left and lower left: Dawn Gerety, Wood Sculpture – Jeffrey Dean; Blue Painting – Jannah Atkins
We produced photo murals in Emergency Department corridors at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, California themed around Mercy corporate values.