Four separate installations of paintings and photographs have been placed in Mount Sinai Hospital. Works by Robert Mangold, David Row and Alexis Rockman, among others are located in the PET Scan/ Radiology department. Lithographs by Ed Baynard are in the Radiology Suite.
In the spring of 2007, Jason Middlebrook completed a site-specific wall painting in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit titled Traveling Seeds. The plants depicted in Traveling Seeds regenerate by having their seeds carried by the wind and deposited elsewhere, thereby continuing the cycle of life. For Middlebrook, an artist who is interested in man’s relationship with the natural world, the metaphorical quality of this act is similar to what takes place in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit. The artist states: “Patients have received bone marrow from other people, somewhat like the seedpods floating from one destination to the next to spawn life.” In this way, Traveling Seeds symbolizes hope, regeneration and the transference of life.
The Bone Marrow Transplant mural project was made possible in part through the generosity of Robert and Mollie Myers.
The Jason Middlebrook Traveling Seeds print project was made possible by a generous grant from the William E. Weiss Foundation.