New art pieces represent cancer journey and healing

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center unveils two pieces of art for Journey to Wellness program

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center unveiled two new pieces of art as part of its Healing Arts program.

JOURNEY TO WELLNESS

Journey to Wellness, donated by Janice and J.W. “Billy” Guitreau, symbolizes the unique blend of caregivers, medicine, technology, expertise, wellness and healing therapy that encircle each person who receives individualized care at the Cancer Center. (Source: Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center)
Journey to Wellness, donated by Janice and J.W. “Billy” Guitreau, symbolizes the unique blend of caregivers, medicine, technology, expertise, wellness and healing therapy that encircle each person who receives individualized care at the Cancer Center. (Source: Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center)

Journey to Wellness, located on the first floor was donated by Janice and Bill Guitreau. It is a digital piece that represents a patients’ experience as they navigate their cancer journey with the Cancer Center’s constant support.

Journey to Wellness is a unique collaboration of digital illustration, animation and computer-generated graphics from Derick Ostrenko, MFA, with the support of LSU.

Candace and Bob Pearson donated Canopy of Peace in honor of their daughter Carrie Duy, who conquered leukemia, and their great-niece, Morgan Jones who lost her battle with cancer. The art was inspired by the calming sensation of lying down in the grass and gazing up into an iconic Louisiana oak tree canopy with lush, leaf-filled branches overhead. (Source: Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center)
Candace and Bob Pearson donated Canopy of Peace in honor of their daughter Carrie Duy, who conquered leukemia, and their great-niece, Morgan Jones who lost her battle with cancer. The art was inspired by the calming sensation of lying down in the grass and gazing up into an iconic Louisiana oak tree canopy with lush, leaf-filled branches overhead. (Source: Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center)

CANOPY OF PEACE

Canopy of Peace, located on the second floor, was donated by Candace and Bob Pearson. The branches and flowers represent the growth and healing that patients can experience at the Cancer Center throughout their unique experience.

Canopy of Peace was designed by artist Brad Bourgoyne and with work from James Vella.

Both pieces were inspired by mind-body medicine expert Francinne Lawrence, Ph.D., who serves as manager of survivorship and integrative medicine at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center.

CREATIVE ARTS THERAPY

Studies show that creative arts therapy, used in combination with traditional medicine, can enhance outcomes and improve quality of life for patients and their loved ones during and after treatment.

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