Tom Baker Chemotherapy
Things are finally looking up for patients receiving chemotherapy at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Art a la Carte negotiated the donation of a 2' x 6' Sky Factory Personal Luminous SkyCeiling™, and it was installed over Valentine's weekend in February of 2009.
Strategically placed in a treatment bay that has no windows, the backlit SkyCeiling creates an illusion of real sky and trees that calms patients by its tranquil effects.
The SkyCeiling is the second of two purchased from The Sky Factory. Funding for the project was provided through the generosity of the RBC Foundation.
On a frigid day in February a patient said that looking up at the buds conveys hope for spring. "You'll tiptoe into the next season, regardless of your [medical] outcome," she quipped gaily noting that when her husband arrived earlier with sandwiches, "It was like having a picnic outdoors under the sky."
The therapy area prior to the installation.
The therapy area after the installation in February, 2009.
This Installation Features:
The Sky Factory Personal Luminous SkyCeiling brings the refreshing qualities of real sky into the windowless chemotherapy bay.