RxART worked 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 System, offers a multidisciplinary approach to care for pediatric patients with neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Rockman created new field drawings of animals and plants native to the Montgomery County area during the Ice Age that are made from soil sourced near the clinic. His drawings were made into nearly 90 life-size vinyl decals and installed throughout the Center’s neurodevelopmental clinic. 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 Clinical Study
This Project with Rockman marks an extremely important milestone for RxART, as it involves our first clinical study conducted in line with a project. RxART worked with a doctor through Children’s National Health System who observed a focus group of patients before and after the art is installed. The study examined the impact of the artwork on children’s behavior by monitoring the markers of stress and anxiety, including blood pressure levels and heart rates.