January 17, 2018

#SkylineArtCar: Quetzalcoatl

Perhaps you’ve heard that we’re working on an art car for this year’s parade. We held an in-house competition among about a dozen submissions, and our winning design will be Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent deity recognized by many Mesoamerican indigenous peoples, most especially the Aztec. He takes many forms. He is associated with the wind, Read More

January 9, 2018

Art for Behavioral Health

We are of course very interested to read about innovations in art installations for behavioral health facilities. These spaces present unique and serious challenges – such as no ligature points or sharp edges. And among healthcare facilities, behavior health centers are especially in need of positive distraction. With so many design restrictions in place, too Read More

December 14, 2017

Donation to Harvery Arts Recovery Fund

This holiday season we have made a substantial donation to the Harvey Arts Recovery Fund to support all aspects of rebuilding the Houston arts community from Hurricane Harvey’s widespread devastation. This fund provides crucial financial assistance to individual artists, small/mid-sized arts organizations, and cultural organizations who were adversely affected by Hurricane Harvey. In addition to Read More

December 13, 2017

Biophilic Design and Behavioral Health: Implications for Art Selection

Here’s a project in a Seattle behavioral health center that focuses on “biophilia,” a nature-based design strategy built upon evolutionary theory that is meant to improve psychological outcomes, with “results in environments that soothe, comfort, orient, and calm.” Biophilic design connects building occupants to the cycles and patterns of nature by subtly incorporating cues reminiscent Read More

November 30, 2017

The Power of Art: NPR’s TED Radio Hour

Was there any question about it? Art has undeniable power, and it’s effects on us are powerful. Here’s an excellent hour of radio from NPR with four stories about amending art history’s complicated racial history, about transforming rough neighborhoods, about rethinking the status of Arabic language in the world, and about the physiological and emotional Read More

November 7, 2017

HCD Expo Booth #1807: Florida Hospital for Women

See more of this project here. Skyline Signature Experience™ Welcomes the women and families of Central Florida to an experience of reassurance, tranquility, refreshment, and growth, with a commitment to healing the whole person – body, mind, and spirit. Imagery and motifs support a holistic healing environment Artwork invites rest and conversation Allusions to nature’s Read More