Pastel abstract mural painted in an OB/GYN office, featuring close up of room details.

Under Your Wings is an abstract mural painted in the interior of an OB/GYN office.

The original brief was to turn the creative doctor’s room “into a place of wonder and intrigue and welcome and warmth”.

Pastel abstract mural painted in an OB/GYN office, featuring medical equipment and styled furniture.
I’m particularly interested in transforming the atmosphere of a public space through colour and creativity. When we bring art into the barren, unconsidered and impersonal spaces we spend our days in, they become welcoming, inspiring and positively charged.
Pastel abstract mural painted in an OB/GYN office, featuring pink stethoscope and medical equipment. Gold and silver gilded birds and geometric shapes fly across the wall.
Close up details of pastel abstract mural with neon pops of color and gold gilded shapes.
Close up detail of pastel abstract mural with neon pops of color and gold gilded shapes.
Close up of pastel abstract mural painted in an OB/GYN office, featuring pink stethoscope, medical equipment and neon paint details.
Close up of pastel abstract mural painted in an OB/GYN office, featuring pink stethoscope, medical equipment and paint details.
Close up of pastel abstract mural painted in an OB/GYN office, featuring medical equipment and paint details.
As medical rooms are generally stark, impersonal and clinical, I was invited into the space to bring femininity and warmth through paint and colour. Visiting an OB/GYN can be a vulnerable experience for women so I incorporated painted elements of both rest and curiosity – details that capture interest (and distract!), like marks moving up onto the ceiling near the examination couch, and areas of flat soft colour.
As a space specializing in women’s reproductive health and pregnancy, my intention was to create a bright atmosphere that made women feel at home and at ease. In other words: a room that felt like a hug AND a high five :)

The unstructured application of colour is juxtaposed with the necessary medical equipment. The soft rainbow palette with neon pops of colour and gilded shapes contrasts with what one traditionally associates with this type of space, and therefore feels less uptight. The colours loosely hint at a landscape and sunrise. The nod to nature incorporates the natural setting outside the hospital, which is located close to the ocean, and the female nurturing spirit.
Details of pastel abstract mural painted in an OB/GYN office, featuring painterly drips and metallic gilded birds flying across the wall.
Pastel abstract mural painted in an OB/GYN office, featuring medical equipment and styled furniture.
Pastel abstract mural painted in an OB/GYN office, featuring pink stethoscope and medical equipment. Gold and silver gilded birds and geometric shapes fly across the wall.
Pastel abstract mural painted in an OB/GYN office, featuring pink stethoscope and medical equipment. Room has a soft pink glow, gold and silver gilded birds and geometric shapes fly across the wall.
Pastel abstract mural painted in an OB/GYN office, shadows from the nearby window project tree leaves onto the wall.
Pastel abstract mural painted in an OB/GYN office, shadows from the nearby window project tree leaves onto the wall.
Close up detail of pastel mural featuring metallic paint and rough brush strokes.
Pastel abstract mural painted in an OB/GYN office, featuring gold gilded birds flying across the wall and glowing metallic pink paint.
Close up of pastel abstract mural, featuring gold and silver gilded birds flying across the wall.
Close up detail of pastel mural featuring dripping paint.
Pastel abstract mural painted in an OB/GYN office, featuring gold gilded birds flying across the wall and glowing metallic pink paint.
Details of abstract pastel mural with paint escaping the wall onto the ceiling.
Close up detail of abstract pastel mural featuring dripping paint and medical equipment.
Close up detail of abstract pastel mural.
Close up detail of abstract pastel mural featuring dripping paint.
Abstract pastel mural painted in an OB/GYN office, featuring pink stethoscope and desk.
Close up detail of abstract pastel mural featuring a speech bubble with words scribbled by a child. ‘Wow your hand are really messy you should clean them.”