Reaching for Balance

Submitted by Kaviar Forge

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Client: Owensboro Hospital

Location: Owensboro, KY, United States

Completion date: 2013

Artwork budget: $25,000

Project Team

Artist

Craig Kaviar

Kaviar Forge

Overview

Built for a place of contemplation, reflection, and relaxation, the hospital courtyard is grounded by the innate strength in this forged copper. These forged copper tree limbs garnish and weave in between each other creating a sense of steady rhythm and movement as they ascend vertically into the sky.

Goals

This was a community hospital that made a great effort not only to include artwork within their collection, but reached out to regional artists throughout Kentucky. I was one of many given the opportunity to participate. I was originally asked to create and iron sculpture. I then learned they were to make it a fountain centerpiece, so I decided to forge the sculpture using a more water-durable metal: copper.

Process

Art Consultant, Barbara Harriman, coordinated all the art in hospital. She helped tweak the design to integrate it into the greater design scheme.