This fresco is the work of Brussels-born artist IOTA, who showed particular interest in the context and location of the fresco: the Queen Astrid Military Hospital. This establishment specialises in the treatment of burn victims, and the artist sought to evoke this in her work through the use of colour. On one side, the warm colours are reminiscent of fire, flames and, by extension, burns, which are at the root of these patients’ traumas. On the other, cool, bluish colours suggest cold, ice and, most importantly, healing. At the centre, a human figure gradually heals, depicting a representation of hope and remission.
This fresco was created to mark the 100th anniversary of the Brugmann University Hospital, of which the Queen Astrid Military Hospital is a part.