When you walk into Bendigo Health's children's ward, you will be greeted by Wadi Wadi artist Robyn Davis' bright ink acrylic and water piece Birds of a Feather.
Created over the course of about a week, Ms Davis hopes the art will help children feel a sense of safety and inclusiveness when at the ward.
"I don't paint and picture as a picture, I like it to tell a story," she said. "This shows the journey through life and the choice to follow the flock or stand against the crowd.
"I pray a lot when I'm painting and I almost feel like I painted this with purpose for it's destination."
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To create the piece, Ms Davis hosed the canvas down with water before using ink to create the bold pink backdrop.
Ms Davis' religion plays a huge part in her artistic pursuits and she likes to bury crosses in her pieces in a 'Where's Wally' style to engage her audience.
"It's also about bringing the subject of religion in places where it's not normally the focus," she said.
"I think the message of this piece is great for children."
Bendigo Health's nurse unit manager of the children's ward Deb Forbes said the artwork will be hung on a bright yellow wall.
"It will be the first thing you see when you come in," she said. "It will add to the safety and inclusiveness of the ward that we promote."
Bendigo Health's managing director of Aboriginal service, diversity and promotion Andy Sloane said it was important that all children feel connect on the ward.
I think it's important to connect community to culture and this is an opportunity to do just that.Andy Sloane
"Art is one of the way to do that and there are lots of other ways too.
"When I walked passed this piece I heard the cockatoos calling and I thought straight away about the children's ward.
"It's just a beautiful space there and this will add to that."
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