Rainbow Dragon - CODAworx

Rainbow Dragon

Client: Scottish Rite Children's Hospital

Location: Frisco, TX, United States

Completion date: 2018

Artwork budget: $150,000

Project Team


Corey Kapellas

Daniel Goldstein Studio

Industry Resource

Steve Valdez

Steven Valdez Welding


Pete the Painter

Underground Colors


Daniel Goldstein

Art Consultant

Skyline Art Services


Rainbow Dragon is 65′ long, 20′ wide and 20′ high. The materials are painted aluminum and dichroic acrylic.


This suspended sculpture is in the lobby of a new children's hospital. The color scheme for the hospital is the rainbow. I wanted the sculpture to be exuberant and playful. The client wanted the sculpture to be visible from all floors and they wanted implied rather than actual movement.


I worked closely with Skyline Art Services and the architects, HKS, Inc. I proposed several different pieces and the client chose the dragon. I met with all the stakeholders and resolved all their concerns and incorporated some of their suggestions.