Mangrove Landscape

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Client: Jackson West Hospital

Location: Miami, FL, United States

Completion date: 2020

Artwork budget: $250,000

Project Team

Terrazzo Installation

Dan Beaucage

Artistic Surfaces

Artist

Ellen Harvey

Ellen Harvey Studios

Artist

Blane De St Croix

Bdsc Studios

Overview

Jackson West, new hospital, Miami Dade, Florida is adjacent to the Florida Everglades and the architects used the mangrove tree/root systems in the hospital design. We are bringing nature into the hospital and celebrating the unique landscape (Everglades) that surrounds the complex. Nature provides a unique calm to us all in difficult times and the iconic mangrove represents – unity, long life, and survival in extremely difficult circumstances.

Goals

Commemorate the original mangrove forest landscape in this region of Florida. Create a calm and expansive image for the hosipital lobby.

Process

Project is comprised of varieties of marble to represent mangrove trees and herons. All figuresnd inlaid in neutral terrazzo field and polished as in integral surface.