Spirit of Caring - CODAworx

Spirit of Caring

Client: Broward Health

Location: Coral Springs, FL, United States

Completion date: 2022

Artwork budget: $90,000

Project Team


Stephen Canneto

Canneto Studios

Landscape and sculpture design

Judith Spater

Canneto Studios

Project support

Jare Smith

Broward Health


Bill Langdon

DeFabCo Inc

Structural Engineer

Dan Geers

J/G Engineering

Lighting Unlimited

Eddy Rajczyk

Lighting Engineering


Danielle Smith

DIchroic glass fabrication


Healing, honoring, caring memorializing and celebrating the lives of lost loved ones. SPIRIT OF CARING represents people coming together in love and peace. Stainless steel figures represent the mother and child celebrating life. The figures support the heart made of multi-colored warm and cool dichroic glass. The 12H’ x 10L’ x 10W’ sculpture is mounted on an 18″ H x 12′ diam base, that serves as informal seating.


Our goal is to create a public art landmark and memorial that provides healing by instilling in viewers a sense of joy, identity and connection to each other and Broward Health.


The project's sculpture and landscape design was a close collaboration between artists Stephen Canneto, Judith Spater, the Hospital's team lead by CEO Jared Simth and family members who had lost their children in the Parkland Florida High School shooting.

Additional Information

The sculpture's dedication text reads: The Spirit of Caring commemorates the seventeen precious lives lost, the survivors, our community and all who were affected by the shooting on February 14, 2018, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.