Muralist creates “Healing Horizon” for Estes Park Health

This newest mural took Michael Young eight sessions of two-and-a-half to three hours each. (Photo by Wendy Rigby/Estes Park Health)

Estes Park muralist Michael Young has completed his second mural for Estes Park Health. “Healing Horizon” is a lovely mix of aspen trees, columbines, and a meadow. The wall in the waiting area for the Physician and Specialty Clinics now has color and dimension it has never had before, bringing a sense of calm and peace to patients.

“Healing Horizon” is the name of Michael Young’s new mural at Estes Park Health. (Photo by Wendy Rigby/Estes Park Health)

“One wall is all it needed to open up the entire huge waiting room,” Young noted. “It’s not just a wall anymore. It’s going off further into the wall beyond the hospital.”

Young finished his first mural for EPH in March of this year. “Aspen Splendor” is located in the second floor waiting area. The response was so positive that Young suggested a second one downstairs.

This newest mural took the artist eight sessions of two-and-a-half to three hours each.

“What I love about aspen trees besides the fact that they reach into the sky is that they look fragile,” he explained. “They look delicate but they’re tough. They are survivors. Trees must be the ultimate survivors because they can’t move anywhere. I think it’s appropriate for people who are at Estes Park Health to heal because you can look fragile, but you can be really strong.”

As with his other EPH mural, Young inserted a few hidden gems, including some aliens and a wolf face at the base of the trees.

As with his other EPH mural, Young inserted a few hidden gems, including some aliens and a wolf face at the base of the trees. (Photo by Wendy Rigby/Estes Park Health)

Next time you are on the first floor of the hospital, take a left from the lobby to see Young’s new work.

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