The dedicated and skilled team at Splashes of Hope looks forward to working with you to bring healing through the therapeutic possibilities of art in your medical setting.
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The installation of uplifting and inspiring artwork in your hospital is a powerful way that you can help ease the hearts and minds of those in your care during this most difficult time.
And the result will bring joy and comfort to all who enter your doors.
Our artists work with your hospital’s staff, administrators and therapists to create a design scheme to specifically meet the unique needs of your medical facility and its patients.
Whether treating children or adults, in need of soothing visualization or lively therapeutic distraction, in one focal-point in an exam room or throughout an entire hospital unit, Splashes of Hope can help you achieve aesthetic comfort to better welcome and support your patients through the stresses associated with medical treatments. We tailor our work to meet the needs of entire units in large hospitals and treatment centers to single waiting rooms in group homes.
The colorful scenery of our murals blend medical instruments into elements of the landscape, distracting attention from them. Colors are chosen with care to accentuate existing color schemes in the facility and to warm the environment while maintaining a sense of ease in the room.
Friendly characters can give encouraging smiles to any child about to be examined or receive treatment in the room; their thoughts will move from apprehension to imagination as they create stories using the characters and activities depicted. The result: a positive focus for young patients and their families.
Please take a look at the list below of the possibilities we can offer you:
We offer a number of format options with our murals, ensuring that the artwork will accommodate your facility’s existing structure in a sympathetic manner.
Imagine the difference between walking into a hospital unit with plain white, scuffed-up, industrial entrance doors and walking into the same unit with doors leading you into a magical kingdom, or across the
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A scene painted on the back of a closed door can remove some of the stress that accompanies being confined to one room during a procedure or exam. Smiling faces, flowering plants, and adorable animals will make the environment more friendly, with vibrant yet soothing colors to warm up the room in a tranquil and therapeutic way. It all becomes visible as a delightful surprise once the door is closed!
Sometimes all you need to make an exam or treatment room less intimidating are one or two strategically placed focal points. Especially great for young patients, these focal points often feature a friendly character or small scene to brighten up the blank spaces immediately visible from an exam or treatment table. When a child needs to remain still or turn in a specific manner, a doctor or nurse can ask them to look at one of our cheerful images in that direction. It’s a wonderful way to keep their focus while allowing them to enjoy an adorable animal smiling back.
Why stare up at a bare white ceiling while receiving treatment or recovering when you could instead look out of a window into a sky filled with fluttering butterflies and colorful hot-air balloons or into an underwater scene of tropical fish and coral reefs? Our hand-painted ceiling tiles can pop into most ceilings right over hospital beds and provide a pleasant visual focus accessible to patients as they lie on their backs. These tiles, which come in a variety of themes, are one of the easiest and most affordable ways to provide a little cheer and therapeutic visualization to patients.
Borders are a great way to decorate the entire perimeter of frequently used exam, treatment, and waiting rooms; hospice bedrooms; or long stretches of hospital hallways. Panoramic landscapes, underwater panoplies, and expansive city skylines are just some of the scenes that can light up these spaces. They can be painted at any height along the wall, from directly beneath the ceiling to eye-level, for patients being wheeled along corridors in hospital wheelchairs. For greater impact, supplement the border with a few well-appointed focal points or fully painted entrance or room doors.
FULL WALL MURALS:
Full wall murals are the best way to wholly immerse patients in an environment more friendly and soothing than the usual frenetic or drab hospital atmosphere. Imagine a treatment room transformed into the dolphin tank at a local aquarium; a Caribbean beach with shady palm trees; or
Splashes of Hope now offers two options to make the creation, application, and maintenance of your custom mural easily accommodate the needs of your facility. In the classic method, our team of artists paints directly on the walls of your facility, flexibly working around the schedules of patients and staff members. Depending on the size of your project, this generally takes anywhere from one day to two weeks, and can be accomplished during nights, weekends or whenever is most convenient for you.
Our new method allows us to paint your mural, whether full wall or focal points, in our own studio, to be delivered and installed by our team of artists with professionalism and attention to detail. In the new method, the murals are painted on large pieces of Masonite, which are only 1/8-inch in thickness—so thin that they nearly look like they were painted directly on your walls. The Masonite can be custom cut around instruments or cut to outline the shape of the mural or focal point. Any seams between sheets of Masonite can be disguised under pop-up focal points; similar pop-up elements can be used to frame out the sheet of Masonite or to blend the mural into hospital fixtures. The special benefit of this option is that the murals can come off of the wall just as easily as they are adhered onto it, so if your facility moves or undergoes construction, the murals can be saved and re-installed, growing with you and your hospital.
Through our custom-designed coloring books, we can provide your child patients with a fun activity that introduces them to your specific facility or unit, its instruments and machines, and the procedures that might be received there. Designed with therapeutic and positive language explaining treatment, the jobs of doctors and nurses, and a child’s own healing process, the coloring books can be read aloud with families. The images waiting to be colored depict treatment and exams in a playful, child-friendly manner; in addition, jokes, puzzles, and word games can be added to the content of the book for older children. Pages can even be inserted that need to be filled out by patients and parents with information that might be useful in their treatment, such as when they last ate a meal.