The Awakening - CODAworx

The Awakening

Submitted by Susan Gott

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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

Funding

Patel Family

Private

Overview

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.

Goals

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.