Client: Northwestern University
Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Completion date: 2014
Artwork budget: $85,000
Daniel Goldstein Studio
Chicago Art Source
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.