17 Inpatient Psychiatry Interactive Chalkboard Murals

In an effort to support recovery model approach to mental illness and substance abuse care, Bolanle Adeboye has painted murals for 17 patient rooms of the inpatient psychiatric facility in the East wing of UVA Medical Center. Using soothing, colors and specially formulated paint, Adeboye transformed wall surfaces into interactive artwork that patients and their visitors will be able to engage using chalk. The design will encourage therapeutic creativity, collaboration, and engagement for the patients staying in the rooms. Bolanle explains, “Environment and expression are probably the top two control knobs on my mental health self-care panel. Also exercise, I guess. To be able to tweak and facilitate all three in a single project (have you tried wiping down an entire wall of chalk?) is about as fulfilling as it gets.
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Artist: Bolanle Adeboye

Charlottesville, VA

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