This mural was originally painted on about a 5′ x 7′ piece of clayboard with gouache. It was then scanned and transferred onto a Swiss innovative, anti-bacterial wall covering material called Clipso. The actual mural is about 9′ x 11′ and covers a wall in a toddler play room in the hospital. The original painting is hung in the neonatal care section of the hospital.
These illustrations were commissioned for the Dell Children’s Hospital of Central Texas that opened in 2007. The idea was to use this character in signage through out the hospital to educate patients, visitors, and the staff about the innovative building systems that were used to achieve platinum LEED certification. The designs were not used ultimately. The last time I visited the hospital there was no signage.