Sanctuary, in front of the Norman Regional Moore Medical Center, is based on a projection of their logo into a pyramid configuration. The base is 25’ x 25’ footprint, 40” high, has four entrances, and is bermed with earth. The pyramidal form is a color stainless steel structural matrix with glass crystals at each vertex of the 16’ structure. The crystals project healing spectra onto spectators inside the structure.
Sanctuary was a response to the former medical center being destroyed by a tornado in 2006. It was to be focused on hope, healing, and rebirth. The work has more than fulfilled community expectations.
We worked smoothly with the architect, engineer, medical center committee, contractors, and our own fabrication team to create a beautiful healing space.
This project was conceived to heal a tragedy and also to heal those who come to the medical center. It has been very successful in showing how public art can bring transformation to a community.
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