The Formation of Abundance - CODAworx

The Formation of Abundance

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Client: NYC Health+Hospitals

Location: NYC, NY, United States

Completion date: 2020

Artwork budget: $20,000

Project Team

Artist

Arantxa X. Rodríguez

Donation

Laurie M. Tisch

Laurie M. Tisch Ilumination Fund

Internal Communications

Marcelo Villagran

NYC Health+Hospitals

Overview

Mexican artist Arantxa X. Rodríguez was selected to create a mural at the entrance to Lincoln Hospital located in the Bronx New York. Within 200+ applications, AXR along with ten other artists were selected and divided among ten different hospitals to create murals. The goal of the program was to use a collaborative creation process as a tool to build trust and commitment between hospitals and their communities, generate pride in the neighborhood, and reduce the stigma associated with hospitals through community building activities.

This open call was launched by the NYC Health + Hospitals Art in Medicine association, with the support of Laurie M. Tisch Illumination fund. Continuing the tradition established in the 1930s when the creation of hundreds of murals in New York City public hospitals was supported.

The artist says that what she tried to show in the proposal is a kind of creation of the universe, where the hands that appear from the sides represent Mother Nature, God or the universe itself, creating everything that exists, since the circles contain all the primary and secondary colors in different shades. In the middle of the design there is a banner that reads a quote by Hippocrates, considered the father of medicine, that says “Wher

Goals

The goal of the program was to use a collaborative creation process as a tool to build trust and commitment between hospitals and their communities, generate pride in the neighborhood, and reduce the stigma associated with hospitals through community building activities.