Kaiser Permanente's Appreciation for Artwork

One of the most rewarding benefits of being an Art Consultant is seeing the impact artwork can have on the end "user": those who benefit from being around it, uplifted by it, inspired by it. Kaiser Permanente members are truly fortunate; the spaces designed by the KP team are wholly devoted to those who seek medical services, and to the doctors, nurses, and other staff who provide those services. Original works of art - several by local artists - were incorporated into our most recent KP project. Without a doubt, the bright colors and upbeat compositions of the art will make many smiles happen.

"What Is Art? Why we like what we like" - The Atlantic

This is a terrific article about the psychology behind our art "likes" and "dislikes". Want to know why you lean toward abstraction or tend to steer clear of anything non-representational? Read this!

Art isn’t science, but that doesn’t stop psychologists from trying to get inside viewers’ minds. What makes us like a few splotches of color?
— From 'What Is Art?' published in The Atlantic | July/August 2014

Splashes of Color

The latest pieces Artists Circle installed at Savills Studley's office: two photographic prints of "splashes" of color.

From Designboom:
"...the barren landscape of Northern Nevada as [the artists'] stage in which they have conducted floating sculptural events; capturing fleeting moments in which vibrantly pigmented liquid has been thrown into the air. Taking many attempts to perfect the technique of tossing the fluid substance in just the right way to obtain a range of free-flowing configurations, the resulting images express shapes that are non-discernible and ephemeral in their existence. The large splashes are shot with a high-speed shutter (typically set at 3200th of a second) that freezes the action... each image is presented as it is taken, without any Photoshop editing."