"Medicine for the soul." This description of books and their power to heal inspired a broad collection of art throughout the Bloomberg Children’s Center. Created by artists from across the country, the sculptures, collages, dioramas, photographs, and paintings celebrate books like Margaret Wise Brown’s Goodnight Moon and E.B. White's Stuart Little. Artists selected children’s books that were meaningful to them as inspiration for a whimsical variety of original artworks to amuse and entertain children and their families.
Title: Blue Checked Chair, 2011. Inspired by The Cat in the Hat, by Dr. Seuss, 1957
Artist: Rolla Herman, Montclair, NJ.
Location: Bloomberg Children’s Center, Cardiology waiting room, 2nd Floor.
Title: The Cottontails, 2011. Inspired by The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes by Du Bose Heyward, 1939
Artist: Casey Ruble, Brooklyn, NY
Location: Bloomberg Children’s Center, Family Lounge, 9th Floor.
Title: From Stuart Little Series, 2011. Inspired by Stuart Little, by E.B. White, 1945
Artist: Thomas Allen, Coloma, MI.
Location: Bloomberg Children’s Center, PICU Family Lounge, 4th Floor.
Title: Hiding from the Moon, 2011. Inspired by Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, 1947
Artist: Eva Wylie, Philadelphia, PA
Location: Bloomberg Children’s Center, seating alcove, north, 9th Floor.
Photo Credits: the artists, Kris Graves