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Another Perspective on Children’s Art
by Trillium Hibbeln on 11/12/2010 at 10:27 AM

I just saw some unusual art work in the new children's hospital that caught my eye and found out there is a great story that goes with it.

The hallways on Floor C outside radiology feature some amazing images of robots made out of medical supplies. Diane Sinsabaugh, a pharmacist in our pediatric hematology/oncology program, brainstormed ideas with our art consultants at LaFontsee Galleries and decided to "recycle" used items from the pharmacy.

Diane and her coworkers in the pharmacy began saving materials they usually discarded, such as empty syringes (without the needles of course), tubing, pill boxes and other packaging materials, even plastic scissors. 

Then Diane and the kids went to work creating the robots. No two robots are alike and it is nice to see some three dimensional artistic elements at work here behind the beautiful frames.

I know kids and families will enjoy seeing these unique pieces and all the other art work on display. I can't help but smile at the thought that our clinical staff are demonstrating their enthusiasm for the new building through their creative involvement with the children's art project.

You can see some of the art created by kids at our community preview event.

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