Keck Medicine of USC recently announced the Time of Healing program, a six-week initiative designed to encourage health system employees and clinicians to reflect on the difficulties of the past 19 months, as well as how to restore physical and emotional well-being moving forward.

Part of the program is Emergence, a custom-designed art installation developed and created for Keck Medicine employees. The installation, located on the Norris Healthcare Center (HC3) lower level patio, highlights the strength, beauty and power that arises after a landscape undergoes evolution. A ribbon-cutting event was held Oct. 19 and included art boxes that attendees could open to decorate rocks and leave at the installation.

The art installation will be open daily through Nov. 19.

Agatha’s Archway is the beacon of the Emergence art installation. (Photo/Ricardo Carrasco III)

The “Community Check In” portion of the installation will feature videos from members of the Los Angeles community expressing their messages of care to Keck Medicine’s caregivers. This piece will be updated weekly throughout the duration of the exhibit. (Photo/Ricardo Carrasco III)

Attendees were able to open boxes with art supplies and decorate rocks and a wooden leaf, to leave at the installation. (Photo/Ricardo Carrasco III)

Jonathan Wong, PsyD, paints on a rock to leave at the installation. (Photo/Ricardo Carrasco III)

Yolee Casagrande, DNP, RN, paints flowers on a rock during the ribbon-cutting event for Emergence. (Photo/Ricardo Carrasco III)

Attendees can leave their decorated rocks and wooden leaves around the archway and other parts of the installation. (Photo/Ricardo Carrasco III)