Artist Derrick Adams Transforms Hospital Rooms Into a Canvas of Color and Whimsy

Adams says he desired the rooms designs to feel like an escape for the young clients. While the “floaters” are certainly distinctive, Adams paid specific attention to the murals water backdrop– grand pieces of deep cerulean that frame the kids and animals upon them with practically Hockney-like impact.” There is no foreground or background, theres simply water,” states Adams, whose multidisciplinary works includes components ranging from video and efficiency art to paintings and collage.
Photo: Timothy DoyonFor RxArt founder and president Diane Brown, the Adams task felt especially appropriate during the COVID-19 age, especially as neighborhoods such as Harlem have actually taken such a disproportionate hit. Certainly, since of the crush of COVID-19 patients, Brown says Adamss setup took rather longer than usual to set up– but was quite worth the delay.” Weve wanted to work with Harlem Hospital considering that the day we were established … and Derrick was truly a best fit,” states Brown, who is now working on her next RxArt cooperation, a series of wall coverings and scanner covers by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami at the Childrens National Hospital in Washington, D.C. “He really understood the power these works have to alter a kids medical facility experience.”