ARCH commissioned this magical custom mosaic for St. Louis Children’s Hospital. The artwork’s pond scene is a nod to the hospital floor’s theme, The Boathouse at Forest Park, where people enjoy feeding fish in the adjoining lake. Creatively speaking to the hospital’s pediatric population, artist Herb Williams captures the local attraction’s connection in a delightfully authentic fashion.
Using hundreds of crayons as building blocks, he strategically places each one to form a recognizable image. Children are initially drawn to the vibrant colors of the artwork. Upon closer inspection, they are delighted to discover it is made of something they often use to create art.