Blossom Bounce / by virginia fleck

High Energy Pop-Up Prints for a Pediatric Floor

Location: NYU Langone Medical Center's Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY

Blossom Bounce was commissioned via Kenise Barnes Fine Art for the pediatric in-patient unit of the NYU Langone Medical Center's Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City. The artwork was design to be engaging and stimulating for the pediatric in-patients. Blossom Bounce consists of over 100 die-cut laminated prints arranged on three feature walls and a PT room. The brightly colored imagery on each print is derived from artwork made from recycled plastic bags and wrappers. The resulting artworks reveal the hidden beauty of the overlooked, disposable materials that continually pass through our hands. Color, light and pattern are employed in ways that engage the viewer and energize the space. The choice of everyday materials— the ubiquitous plastic bag—is a celebration and elevation of common things, inviting us to re-frame the ordinary and to see the potential for the extraordinary all around us. These die-cut, archival prints are flush mounted, touchable, permanently sealed and virtually unbreakable.