CLIENT: Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, MI
DETAILS: Door mural on the interior of the access door to the Sister Anastasia Healing Garden, a large courtyard garden maintained by volunteers. Knowing that many people are unaware of the garden’s existence and hoping to invite more people to enjoy it, Borgess hired me to paint something bright and welcoming which would entice folks to push open the door and step outside. The mural is an idealized version of the actual garden. With a little bit of artistic license, I combined a couple of seasons: the garden’s big magnolia tree in bloom, ripe tomatoes, blossoming cucumber plants and open purple coneflowers. The mural was painted directly onto the door using acrylic paints, with magnolia branches and cucumber vines clambering out onto the nearby hallway walls.