This piece, which depicts confetti frozen in mid-air is about both the joy and the fragility of life; it has found the perfect home at St Mary’s where the children will have the opportunity to interact with it on a daily basis.
Dan Colen, Artist, RxArt Project at St. Mary's Hospital for Children
At St. Mary's, we believe that the arts are essential to promoting health and well-being in children. Children with special needs can encounter artistic expression to free their imaginations from the constraints imposed by physical limitations, thereby improving their quality of life. We are so pleased to partner with RxArt on this wonderful project with Dan Colen.
Dr. Eddie Simpser, President and CEO, St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children
I hope my artwork will take kids' thoughts outside the rooms they're in. I want to remind them that there's a vast, wonderful world waiting for them.
Sam Falls, Artist, RxArt Project at Cedars-Sinai
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.  
Jeanna, mother of a patient at Cedars-Sinai's Maxine Dunitz Children's Center
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
  • I love the work that you do. As a healthcare administrator in CO and a lover of contemporary art, the healing and joy brought from combining the two is unique.
    Leslie Horna — Healthcare Administrator, Denver, CO
  • 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
  • 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).