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The Awakening

Submitted by Susan Gott

Client: The Patel Family

Location: Tampa, FL, United States

Completion date: 2022

Artwork budget: $100,000

Project Team

Designer & Fabrication

Susan Gott

Gott Glass Gallery & Studio


Patel Family



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.