Tree of Life Mural Project

by Julie Adamson-Miller

Artist-in-residence, Julie Adamson-Miller designed and facilitated the Tree of Life Mural Project. Medical students and patients, families and staff at the IWK and the Geriatric Day Treatment Unit at the Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Hospital painted wooden bird silhouettes, which were representative of birds found in our region.

The painted birds were placed on murals of trees she commissioned from Lynda McConnell. The Tree of Life murals add a pleasing, nature-inspired, artful space at both the IWK and the Geriatric Day Treatment Centre.

An elderly participant who finished a robin for the project remarked, "This made my day. I didn't even know I could paint before doing this. What fun!"

Read a Chronicle Herald article (April 25, 2011) about Julie and her art installations for the Medical Humanities-HEALS program [PDF - 388 kB].