June 15, 2016
Where Light and Art Collide into Healing
Vara Kamin’s Impressions of Light® Images offered for our Airfoil, Merlin, Omnience and Serenity products provide a powerful visual element to counterbalance highly technical and stressful hospital and healthcare environments for patients, family and staff. Creating a positive point of focus, the unique interpretive nature of Kamin’s art allows patients to tap into their own internal realm of active imagination, stimulating relaxation.
“Crossing the bridge from decorative art to healing art, Vara Kamin's images are powerful, therapeutic tools that move the human body into a healing state of equilibrium, harmony and balance,” says Mary Rockwood Lane, Co-founder of the Arts in Medicine Program at the University of Florida.
Appropriate for a wide variety of pediatric, adult and long-term healthcare settings. Some of the recommended healthcare installation locations include: Diagnostic and treatment radiology suites, general medical and dental settings, patient care rooms, intensive care units, emergency rooms, general outpatient clinics, OB/GYN and Labor & Delivery, home care/hospice, medical & health spas, physical therapy centers and much more.
Vara Kamin's Impressions of Light® line is available for the following Visa Lighting products: Air Foil (wall & pendants), Visage (wall/ceiling), Merlin (wall/ceiling) and Omnience (pendant). As a suggested variation Serenity fixtures can also be modified to include VKI artwork. There are currently four available Vara Kamin works of art to choose from: “Summer of Sundays,” “Priscilla’s Garden,” “Morning Melody” and “Moon Drops.” Additional VKI Images are available through special request.
Vara Kamin’s Impressions of Light®
VKI founder, Artist and Distinguished Fellow Vara Kamin is recognized as a pioneer and thought leader in the field of art and healing. The evolution of Kamin’s career into the healing arts is derived from decades of mindfulness based training and practice, and the cultivation and integration of creative self-expression.
Vara Kamin is a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing, Boston, MA and a former Public Health Nurse. Kamin’s broad range of experience is reflective of her background in health care and her lifelong interest and studies in literature, philosophy, meditative practices, color and design.
Kamin’s original works of art have been commissioned by various health care, commercial and residential clients throughout the country. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Children’s Hospital Boston, Vanderbilt University Hospital, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, Our Lady of Mercy Hospital, Seoul, Korea, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA and Hennepin County Medical Center Minneapolis, MN are among the extended list of hospital placements.
In February 2012, Kamin received the designation of an Arts and Health Distinguished Fellow for her outstanding vision, leadership and commitment to excellence in the field of Art and Healing. (excerpt from VKI website)
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