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Art of Elysium Donation at LAC+USC Medical Center

Health Services
LAC+USC Medical Center
1200 North State Street
Los Angeles, CA
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Nonprofit partner Art of Elysium has donated murals painted by established contemporary artists to the LAC+USC Medical Center through their program VIEW (Visual Imagery & Environmental Wellness), aimed at providing seriously ill children a stress-free, positive and healing environment to recover. Internationally renowned artist Shepard Fairey painted the first mural on site in December 2011. Adjacent to the elevators, Fairey's graphic mural depicts a mother bird and baby bird incorporated into a wayfinding pattern that points to the pediatric and adolescent areas respectively. Artist Phillip Lumbang's mural with his signature "awesome bears" and other animals was painted in August 2012 in the adolescent/teen area. His characters are intended to "spread a message of happiness and understanding." In December 2015 artist Gregory Siff completed a mural comprised of icons representing the patients and staff's favorite foods, animals and pastimes as well as other positive symbols and words.