Client: Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location: London, UK, United Kingdom
Completion date: 2016
Artwork budget: $40,000
Production manager MB studio
Juan Carlos Ortiz
Arts and design Assistant
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Overlaying of natural imagery, city scenes and bold colors transform the Urgent Care Centre. The work, originally conceived as one long image, has been split into sections and applied to corridor spaces, treatments rooms and windows.
To create a positive contribution for staff and in the Urgent Care Unit of the Westminster Hospital, based on the premises of chromotherapy and user experience.
Monika met with the hospital staff, and nurses on the floor, investigating/conducting a survey on how people relate to color in the hospital and how color and image could benefit the treatment.
Chromotherapy is a healing modality based on the vibratory characteristics of colors in the visible spectrum. The way we perceive color is because of the vibration it holds. Each color charges our cells a certain way as a result. Being surrounded by colors and images of landmarks from the area was deemed to be soothing and beneficial to inpatients and staff.
MONIKA BRAVO I am a multi-disciplinary artist born in Bogotá, Colombia. I studied fashion design in Rome & Paris and photography in London and NYC. I moved to Miami Beach, during 2020. I embody my own perspective and no longer seek “truth”; my vision is a synthesis of all disciplines, guiding me to manifest a reality that matches my desire to evolve. I create mesmerizing environments for public spaces, intimate interpersonal interactions through astrological readings, and meaningful spaces for individual and communal development through talks and workshops. I enjoy directing and producing diverse projects, from complex multi-media installations and public art commissions to artists’ books, textile design, and community workshops – thus, I see no boundaries between the applied and fine arts. I thrive in situations where I am working with limitations and constraints, creating opportunities for innovative projects that serve communities for years to come. I enjoy challenging myself with new technologies and materials and discovering new ways of manifesting my ideas to fit the needs of the location.