|Tessa de Goede|
I feel honoured to have been involved in the
art design part of this project. The opening of the hospital was much delayed
due to the pandemic, but that gave me all the time to paint cute animals (al
with cleft lips!) in the recovery rooms. Earlier this year I painted some animals in the
dental clinic, including an installation that hangs from the ceiling, depicting
a hole in the ceiling that opens up to the sky. That and the butterflies that hang
from it give the children something to look for while in the dentist chair.
It’s wonderful to have seen the clinic transform from a construction site into an buzzling beehive of activities. Dozens of children have already benefited from this happy place, and dozens more are on the waiting list.
Many thanks to Colour4Kids and People4Podia for sponsoring!