"If an art installation gets a patient out of his room or … takes a person's mind off their pain and lower their stress levels, the art isn't just decorative anymore. It's part of the entire model of care."
- Dr. Lisa Harris, internist and chief executive of Eskenazi Health, affiliated with the Indiana University School of Medicine
"Art in hospitals does so many different things for different people."
- Joanne Cohen, executive and curator of the art program at Cleveland Clinic's Arts & Medicine Institute
• Sculptures, especially kinetic or interactive, help reduce stress by providing positive distraction and allowing staff to recharge.
• Sculptures can depict hope, care and human endurance and enhance branding.
• Sculptures, especially when they are colorful, make the hospital less intimidating.
• Prominent Sculptures serve as landmarks for patients and visitors.