There's a lot about art that has to do with healing that hasn't been scientifically explored, but it's definitely helpful for children to be around art, especially when in a hospital situation. They feel more comfortable about being there. Also just thinking positively about everything, which is a part of healing and feeling better.
Keith Haring - Artist and social activist, RxArt Project with the Keith Haring Foundation in 2013
All of the services absolutely love the coloring books! You should sleep well knowing that you have made 1000 patients living in San Francisco much, much happier (and their doctors and nurses happier, too).
CHRISTINA MANGURIAN, M.D. - DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY, SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL
Art plays a vital role in the healing process here at St. Mary’s. Medically complex children who are exposed to the arts are able to free their imaginations from the constraints imposed by physical limitations. Our installation by renowned artist Rob Pruitt provides inspiration and cheer to our patients, their families and the entire staff at St. Mary’s.
Dr. Eddie Simpser - President and CEO, St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children