Art for compassion

Just inside the entrance to Pasqua Hospital, colourful panels adorn the walls; gold, silver and bronze casts of hands reach out towards the room.

On Tuesday evening, those hands were stretched towards those who were there to celebrate the unveiling of the huge, 20-footlong mural.

 

Titled the Oneness Compassion Mosaic, it was created by 300 Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region patients, family members, volunteers, health care staff, students and members of the community over the space of almost two years.

 

“Their trust was incredible,” said Bonnie Chapman, the artist in residence who conceptualized, facilitated and curated the project. 

 

BY EMMA GRANEY