San Antonio University Health Women's and Children's Hospital - CODAworx

San Antonio University Health Women’s and Children’s Hospital

Client: SaludArte

Location: San Antonio, TX, United States

Completion date: 2023

Artwork budget: $29,993

Project Team

associate

Arcadia Trueheart

art director

Allison Hayes Lane

Overview

The twelve floors of the new Women’s and Children’s Hospital in San Antonio are filled with art. Site Painters was commissioned to create art for 2 of these floors. The theme, In Bloom (chosen by the hospital), inspired numerous compositions of flowering plants. Using collages of painted papers, block prints, gouache renderings, and stenciled images, designs were made for corridors, patient rooms, exam and triage rooms. These were scanned at high resolution and printed on acrovyn panels and installed floor to ceiling.

Goals

The installations bring soothing and welcoming colors into the environment with lyrical depictions of flowers and plants, enriching the visual experience for patients, families, and hospital staff.

Process

SaludArte / Art of Healing program works with the University Health system in San Antonio to bring art into their facilities. A national public call for artists resulted in working with six artists to create art throughout the hospital. Through a collaborative consultative process, designs were made, presented, and finalized. The work was completed and installed in 2022 and the hospital opened in 2023.