Hope No. 58-Vanderbilt University Medical Center Main Lobby - CODAworx

Hope No. 58-Vanderbilt University Medical Center Main Lobby

Client: Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Location: Nashville, TN, United States

Completion date: 2023

Project Team


Lauren Karp

Lauren Karp Photography, LLC


Vanderbilt University Medical Center



“Hope No. 58” is a multi-piece work of abstract photograph on metal created for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).


The VUMC art selection team chose my work when curating art for the newly renovated Main Hospital Lobby (Nashville, TN) in order to create a soothing, healing environment where people feel welcome.


Having used my work in various public spaces within Vanderbilt University Medical Center, their curation team was familiar with my piece titled “Hope No.1.” The pastel hues of this abstract photograph inspired VUMC to select a new collection for their Main Hospital Lobby. This second installation was created by transforming “Hope No. 1” into a new image titled: “Hope No. 58”. This piece depicts unique patterns with an altered scale and orientation of the individual pieces to create a mirror-image diptych. The flexibility of my artwork enabled us to scale to custom sizes quickly and produce all eighteen pieces within an aggressive time table. The use of floating Chromolux panels gives a modern feel to this renovated space, and is durable, easy to clean and beautiful in a healthcare setting.

Additional Information

I'm honored that my work was used to create a comforting environment for the millions of patients, visitors, healthcare workers and employees who visit the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Main Lobby.