Client: The Patel Family
Location: Tampa, FL, United States
Completion date: 2022
Artwork budget: $100,000
Designer & Fabrication
Gott Glass Gallery & Studio
Installation paying homage to the Hindu goddess Lakshmi. The Awakening is installed at the entrance of a private residence of a prominent family of doctors, in Tampa, Florida.
This suspended glass sculpture consists of 200 hand-formed glass spirals, held by thin steel cables, supported by an aluminum ceiling-frame.
The hot-cast and hand-sculpted lotus flower, rests in a recessed “pond” of LED Illuminated glass. Each petal is individually mounted and can be removed for maintenance.
The whimsical, glass spirals cascade down from the ceiling in a rainbow palette of color suggesting the healing chakras of the human body as it conceptually ties into consciousness, healing, health and well-being.
It was paramount to work closely with the client, engineers and architects to achieve the vision of the client. The client's direction was minimal and allowed full artistic freedom for interpretation.