Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Hope Springs Eternal

I just found this amazing art installation photo on BoingBoing.

Amazing, and inspiring.  Here is a quotation from the article:

“I walked through Bloom with a close friend of mine who has spent a great deal of time inside similar hospitals. He was close to tears and repeated said he felt the desire to jump into the flowers, sum bold for the freedom and the celebration of his own growth and healing. We recognized that Bloom brought beauty and wonder to what has always been an inherently taboo subject matter.”

“‘Never worry alone’ was a Dr. Tom Gutheil classic line, but because of the lack of social support, too many patients who came here had to worry alone. Anna saw these corridors as places to be filled with growth. For all the patients who never received flowers, these flowers are for you.”

You can see the original article here, with more beautiful photos.


Elysia said...

That is so cool! Reminds me of some of the great installations at Eastern State Penitentiary.

Elysia said...

In a similar vein: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/20/arts/design/no-longer-empty-at-the-andrew-freedman-home.html

Sally Big Woods said...

Thanks for your comments, Elysia! I <3 Eastern State Penitentiary!