RxArt is working with Alexis Rockman on a site-specific project for Montgomery County Outpatient Center in Rockville, Maryland. The clinic, an extension of Children’s National Health Systerm, offers a multidisciplinary approach to care for pediatric patients with neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Rockman has created new field drawings of animals native to the Montgomery County area that are made from soil sourced near the clinic. His drawings will be fabricated and installed as decals throughout the center. While the young patients have their vitals and other tests taken, they will be able to meditate on the variety of playful animals instead of blank white walls, at the same time learning more about the enchanting world of creatures native to their own backyard.
RxArt would like to thank the William E. Weiss Foundation for their pledged support towards this Project.
The First RxArt Project Study
This Project with Rockman marks an extremely important milestone for RxArt, as it will involve our first clinical study conducted in line with a project. RxArt is working with a doctor through Children’s National Health System who will observe a focus group of patients before and after the art is installed. The study will examine the impact of the artwork on children’s behavior by monitoring the markers of stress and anxiety, including blood pressure levels and heart rates.
For more information about this project and funding opportunities, please contact Megan Skidmore at 212-260-8797 or firstname.lastname@example.org.