This beautiful painting “Heartbeats in Symphony” by Gabriela Tolomei will be donated to a New York City hospital, but it has yet to find a home.
Last February, I spent every day of the month, in a hospital in Minsk with my mom who had just had a mastectomy. On those dark and painful days, I wish the hospital had had a bright painting to uplift me and my family. Something as simple as a beautiful painting could have filled us with hope and helped us see the world in brighter colors.
New York City Gallerist, Arlene Angard and Argentine painter, Gabriela Tolomei have a vision that I couldn’t help but support. Together, we’re reaching out to our local community to find the perfect wall for this painting to do its intended healing work.
Chromotherapy or light therapy is a form of holistic healing that uses the visible spectrum of light and color to affect a person’s mood and physical and mental health. While it is common knowledge that light enters through our eyes, it’s important to note that light can also enter through our skin. Given the unique frequencies and vibrations of various colors, people believe that certain colors entering the body can activate hormones causing chemical reactions within the body, then influencing emotion and enabling the body to heal. We’ll dive deeper into color and light therapy in a future post. In the meantime, you can learn more at arttherapyblog
The fact is, art has the power to brighten our darkest days. You never know who this beautiful painting will help someday when it is hanging on the wall of an emergency room or a waiting area. If you know someone connected to a hospital, please connect them with Arlene Angard who will be in charge of handling the donation.
Photo credit: Arlene Angard