Efforts to create something for patients at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown is a unified process for a similar goal. This latest mural that I painted for the hospital included landscapes, faux wood, Trompe l’Oeil, and more. It is a great combination, ultimately transforming this space into something warm and inviting.
Painting this mural for Middlesex Hospital posed some problems from a technical sense. Starting off, there is a HUGE magnet (the MRI machine) in the room, so no metals could be brought in. Because of this, I decided to paint the mural on canvas in my studio and install it after it was complete. Also, there is such a high demand for this machine that I had to wait to get into the MRI room to install it (not too long though, thankfully). Finally, while installing the mural I had to do all my work on it outside of the room. Cutting the canvas, measuring it, and rolling it with wallpaper paste. Looking at the installed piece you will see a switch plate on the bottom left of the mural and a box on the top right side of the mural. These areas had to be thought of while cutting the canvas and had to be accurate as well. Once the mural was installed it was a definite improvement over the cold room that we originally entered.