Helping Patients HEAL Better Together
Healthcare facilities come to us all the time with a similar concern. From single care providers and small clinics to large hospitals, today there is a demand for state of the art healthcare and a high quality patient experience. Hospitals strive to overcome the stereotypical patient experience of a generic, sterile, unwelcoming environment.
Art that HEALs is the single most important aesthetic in health care facilities today. Whether built into the hospital during construction, or simply updating the walls of a clinic, certain kinds of art are essential to creating a healing environment.
Introducing The HEAL Method™ by Aaron Chang:
What is The HEAL Method™?
“HEAL” stands for Healing Environment through Art with Life. The value, innovation and beauty of Aaron Chang’s custom commissioned, life affirming art is outlined in a six-step unique process.
HEALING THE WORLD
ONE CARING HEALTHCARE FACILITY AT A TIME
Over the years, we have spoken with dozens of hospital administrators who have shared some of their biggest concerns in crafting a modern day healthcare environment. Creating a place that is welcoming, warm and healing is a common desire that benefits not only the patients, but the staff as well. Art is an essential element for creating a facility that fosters both healing and inspiration.
In our conversations with healthcare directors, many dread the process of going through the conventional model of acquiring art from traditional art consultants. The process of sifting through endless internet sites, frame stocks and piecing together a collection is daunting and tiresome. The end result can often be mundane, status quo and forgettable. Even more problematic is that the art isn’t curated to specifically contribute to the healing process, and in some cases, is downright dark…
With our specialized HEAL Method, we at Aaron Chang Galleries will create customized art around the area of the healthcare facility, with the express mission to highlight the life-affirming elements of natural beauty within the community that people can focus on in times of crisis.
Powerful, life-changing testimonials have been given from patients that are choosing life (in a moment of life and death) by being uplifted by Aaron’s art. Patients and staff report that less pain medication is needed. Healing happens faster. Hope seems almost palpable. Staff also report less stress and a better environment to be able to give constantly to those most in need.
In addition to creating photographic art, Aaron is delving into multi-media sculpture and large format video walls. Whether it’s a 15′ sculpture of a lenticular wave that breaks as the viewer walks by, or a 20′ tall wave surfboard sculpture, comprised of 65 eco-friendly, algae-based surfboards, the objective is always the same: to create a sense of awe and wonder at the beauty of nature and to highlight the joy of life.
Additionally, as an owner of two art galleries that feature his work, Aaron and his team have the expertise to produce and deliver Aaron’s stunning art on different mediums, with the ability to meet varying budgets and work within healthcare regulations for installing art.
We are looking forward to partnering with healthcare facilities to bring life-affirming art that helps more people to heal this year.
THE HEAL METHOD
OUR UNIQUE PROCESS
1. The Optimal Environment Solution
Aaron and his team will meet with you to discuss the creation of a local, customized body of work that will create a sense of pride in the community and a healing environment for the patients and staff. This first meeting will outline the scope of work, timeline, budget and the optimal environment you are looking to create. Custom commissioned works can be printed on an array of different mediums, bringing the art in on time and within budget.
2. The Vertical Advantage
The difference between hiring the Aaron Chang team vs. “independent” art consultants is value. Aaron and his team are able to create custom bodies of work for your project, showcasing the beauty of your area and bringing it to life. In addition, Aaron’s extensive library of stunning photography is available to custom create a healing environment in an array of different mediums. Unlike other consultants who look to find the least expensive art possible, pocketing the difference, we work with our clients to tell a story that is meaningful and inspirational to the patients, staff and community.
3. The Budget Maximizer
Depending on the project budget, Aaron and team will present you with a variety of mediums to meet the needs of the project. Whether it’s in a hospital room that needs to be cleaned regularly with bleach or a stunning statement sculpture in a lobby, we will provide you with options to meet your budget within your timeline.
4. Success Formula
After outlining an extensive plan and objective, Aaron and team will strategize what creative assets are necessary for success. The end result will be an inspirational, healing body of work that will inspire patients and staff for years to come.
5. Maximum Exposure System
Before, during and after installation of your optimal art environment, your facility will have the option for our team to document the journey for behind the scenes videos, which can be played digitally on monitors throughout the building, as well as for branding the facilities art commission on social media. This documenting of the project showcases the beauty within the town around the facility, instilling a sense of camaraderie and love of community.
6. The Legacy Factor
Aaron’s artwork is an investment in the community. By uplifting and showcasing its beauty, the facility is building a legacy of a safe, healing environment that brings comfort to people during times of crisis. Having meaningful art to focus on can change the tone of patient experience by having something positive to focus on. Unlike decorative art that will change with the furniture as the years pass, Aaron’s inspirational body of work will last for generations to come.
HEAR FROM THESE HOSPITAL EXECUTIVES ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF AARON'S HEALING ART...
"We wanted the art we commissioned to be healing and capture the beauty of our community. Aaron did just that!"
"The photos Aaron portrays throughout our hospital really make a difference in creating a calm environment for the patients and their family members."
"This is facility dedicated to health and healing, filled with Aaron’s wonderful art."
... AND THE CALMING ENVIRONMENT IT CREATES FOR STAFF
“I’m grateful for Aaron’s contribution to this hospital with so many great art works. It’s fantastic!"
"Now I can come to work and see Aaron’s incredible work in the hospital. It’s so inspiring to work here! I love it."
“The art work and the views of the mountains and skyline truly move people! We’re so grateful."
“Aaron’s intuitive sense for photos that convey the healing and restorative properties of nature, play a pivotal role in healing our patients and transforming how health care is being administered in the modern age.”
"Aaron’s phenomenal work has transformed Sharp’s Copley Building from a dull windowless space into an inspiring, positive work environment. Aaron and his exceptional team have worked collaboratively with Sharp to ensure our Copley Building beautifully represents all areas of San Diego. From inception to installation, every detail has been meticulously and thoughtfully addressed."
"Aaron has the talent and expertise to execute our vision to create a top-tier Emergency Room for a hospital in La Jolla. Our design is centered around creating a healing environment based on Aaron’s nature-based imagery melded with cutting-edge functional design."