Trace - CODAworx

Client: ProMedica Healthcare

Location: Toledo, OH, United States

Completion date: 2017

Project Team

Public Art Agent

Nathan Mattimoe

The Arts Commission of Toledo


Chip Hutchings

AA Boos


Danielle Roney

Danielle Roney Studio


ProMedica Healthcare

ProMedica Healthcare


TRACE correlates the relationship between macro spatial perspective and micro molecular connectivity to represent a poetic human perception of our communal health and well-being as supported through the dedicated care of the ProMedica system.

The project incorporates these dynamics through data-driven spatial relationships to anchor the visitors’ experience, accentuating movement through the atrium with undulating views. Natural light filters through the optics of the translucent blue glass spheres, where interactions between light and form respond to the transition of time and space. Floating effortlessly within ProMedica’s headquarters as a satellite, TRACE reflects our individual and collective connections.

5,500, 40mm, solid glass spheres, stainless steel cable. aluminum plates
20’L x 8’W x 23’H


The project engaged the optical translucency of the glass to present a layered association with the viewer, emphasizing how we see ourselves and the world around us through our communal social systems. Designed with a unique blue color palette, the tonality of the form reflects intrinsic qualities of water and sky that envelope our internal and external worlds, while directly associating with the Maumee River and Toledo as the ‘City of Glass’.


Working closely with ProMedica's internal team in conjunction with the Toledo Arts Commission and public art manager, Nathan Mattimoe, the ambitious project was integrated into the new headquarters with critical contributions from all team members. A dedicated community engagement campaign led by the ProMedica communications team presented the project's process and implementation in a dynamic set of media outlets and civic events.