Spun Grace

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Client: Saint Agnes Hospital

Location: Baltimore, MD, United States

Completion date: 2011

Artwork budget: $87,000

Project Team

Artist

Mary Ann Mears

Architect

Meredith Heffner

RTKL

Client

Bonnie Phipps

Ascension Health Care

Overview

Spun Grace, painted aluminum, 3 pieces suspended and moving, 12’x 40’ x 30,’ sited in the rotunda of the main entrance to Saint Agnes Hospital.

Goals

Spun Grace is designed in response to the architecture of the new building and the very special spirit and mission of St. Agnes Hospital. It is intended to be graceful; the gentle calligraphic curves convey a sense of fluid movement, intriguing the viewer as the pieces slowly move and create new configurations. It is hoped that the evolving interaction of the forms will be engaging while evoking a sense of serenity for people who are waiting in the atrium area.

Process

Close collaboration with the leadership of Saint Agnes, particularly the President, Bonnie Phipps, along with the architect, Meredith Heffner of RTKL was essential to the fulfillment of the goals of this project.