This was a tricky spot for a hanging sculpture. It is fairly small footprint between two escalator banks. I had to be design the sculpture so that it is on the same level as the visitors while also being out of reach of those same visitors. The sculpture is 1680 cubic feet and weighs less than 150 lbs.
My goal was to create a strong welcoming sculptural statement in the lobby that would also serve to carry the viewer's eye upwards towards other parts of the facility. The colors of the interior are neutral so I felt the need for strong color in the art work. The work is an abstracted image of the snake and staff of the Greek god of medicine, Aesclepius.
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Art matters. Attention to the details of our environment leads to love of place, which brings us to take responsibility for the spaces where we live and work. And by extension, the people with whom we live and work. And by extension, to our local communities, our cities, our nations, and our world.
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