Art can Heal the Human Heart Program
Have you been inside of a hospital, or doctor’s office, recently, and taken the time to notice the insipid artwork that is hanging on the walls? Or maybe you noticed the lack of any artwork at all, nothing to relieve the drabness and free-floating anxiety of the place? There may be a few plants here and there, but nothing inspiring and beautiful to rest your eyes upon, to allow yourself a few moments of peace, of spirit-lifting contemplation.
Donald and I are passionate about shifting this paradigm, and we intend, through PDP II Research Foundation, to provide RubboArt photo-paintings to inspire, heal, soothe, restore, regenerate and renew health and healing for millions, through our ‘Art can Heal the Human Heart’ program.
Donald and I are uniquely qualified to head this important program. We were among the first in this country to bring integrative health and wellness into hospitals, when Leslie Davenport, director of the Marin General Hospital’s Institute for Health and Healing, invited us in 1995 to start a Wellness Class at the Hospital, which ran as a free weekly class for the community for thirteen years. We were also invited to bring a Wellness program to Kaiser Hospital Novato, and to the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in San Francisco.
We are very proud that today, many hospitals and doctor’s offices across the nation offer integrative care to their patients.
Drawing on his decades as an extraordinary healer, and visionary in the Health and Wellness fields, Donald is ‘returning to his roots’ (his father, Don Rubbo, was known as ‘the godfather of Pop Art, and was mentor to and business partner of Peter Max, and started Donald on his artistic path when Donald was eleven) and he is creating art that inspires, heals, soothes, restores, regenerates and renews.
Paul D. Pickens II Research Foundation’s ‘Art can Heal the Human Heart’ program will provide inspirational RubboArt photo-painting artwork to hospitals, veteran’s administration hospitals, health care centers, doctor’s offices, senior centers, youth centers, retirement residences, rehabilitation hospitals and where needed.
We have thousands of images, from our travels around the world, and it gives us great joy to look through our archives and choose the best images for this program. We will be inviting other artists to collaborate with us, and provide artwork for this inspiring program.
We are setting up our fundraising campaign, and we’ll be offering direct sales to doctors, health care professionals, banks, hotels, and restaurants to support this program. Think of the inner glow you will have when you purchase and hang an exquisite, framed, RubboArt photo-painting in your home or business: you are not only uplifting the spirits of yourself, your employees, patients, clients, customers and the general public, you are also making it possible for PDP II Research Foundation to place RubboArt photo-paintings where they will do the most good – and help us bring hope and healing around the country to those who need it.
‘Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.’ Preamble to the Constitution of the World Health Organization as adopted by the International Health Conference, New York, 19-22 June, 1946; signed on 22 July 1946, signed by representatives of 61 countries.
“Implied in this definition (by WHO) is the tie to health outcomes or changes in health as a result of an action; in the present case, the connection between artistic engagement and the psychosocial and biological manifestations of that connection. More specifically, there is evidence that engagement with artistic activities, either as an observer of the creative efforts of others or as an initiator of one’s own creative efforts, can enhance one’s moods, emotions, and other psychological states as well as have a salient impact on important physiological parameters.” The Connection Between Art, Healing, and Public Health: A Review of Current Literature. Heather L. Stuckey, DEd, and Jeremy Nobel, MD MPH.
‘….Medical professionals are now beginning to recognize the role that creative arts play in the healing process; surgery or critical care patients who participated in guided imagery or had a picture of a landscape on their wall had a decreased need of narcotic pain medication relative to their counterparts and left the hospital earlier…….’
We would love your support for this important ‘Art can Heal the Human Heart’ program.
How you can bring the ‘Art can Heal the Human Heart’ to those who most need it:
•Purchase RubboArt photo-paintings for your home and/or office
•Make a donation
•Spread the word, and encourage your colleagues and friends to support this important program
And any other support for this program that you would be willing to offer, we would be honored and delighted to accept. Click here to support ‘Art can Heal the Human Heart’ program!
Gifts represent support to ‘Art can Heal the Human Heart’ program of Paul D. Pickens II Research Foundation. We use your gifts to place inspirational RubboArt artwork in hospitals, retirement residences, senior centers, youth centers, and where needed, to enhance people’s moods, emotions, and other psychological states to encourage healing and wellness, and to transform entire communities. And, because you are helping Paul D. Pickens II Research Foundation bring healing and hope to thousands of families and communities, your gift is tax deductible. Our tax ID number is 91-1770533