After a long night in the Emergency Room at Cedars-Sinai, my son was admitted to a room by Urs Fischer. He immediately noticed the decor and was excited to see the elephants and color all over the room. Thanks for making it kid friendly.
I like the pictures because there are only black people in the picture. There are no white people. It is like the black people did it all by themselves. I like the expression on the lady’s face. I like that all the girls are happy. I like it because as a black girl, the [person] that made the painting is a man, and it inspires me because I am a black girl.
It was meaningful to get the RxART commission (for the 207-foot corridor that leads to the operating department at CHLA). It's visually quite scary, because of what it represents, for children and their parents and caretakers to have to walk down it - even if you can change it in a tiny way, and help even a few people, that's a big thing. I love art, and I believe 100% in its power, because it affects me on a daily basis. Visual art can affirm an idea, and certain elements can really help change your mindset.
I am truly grateful for the opportunity to have Derrick Adams' art in our PED and for over 18,000 children to enjoy annually. Thank you for continuing to work with our PED and selecting an amazing artist.
I truly believe in the transformative power of art and can think of no one who would benefit or cherish it more than children.