Turbulance - CODAworx


Submitted by David Gappa

Client: Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center

Location: Waco, TX, United States

Completion date: 2014

Artwork budget: $30,000

Project Team


David Gappa

Gappa Glass

Industry Resource

Will Frary

The Blacksmith Shop

Art Consultant

Jessica McBride

American Art Resources


Gappa’s installation, Turbulance, drew inspiration from both the motion and cleansing purity of water. Within these sectional vignettes, stylized waves of steel and glass are meant to express the tumultuous battle of a cancer fighter. The steel waves are inlayed with crushed glass, LED backlit, and span 25 feet long.


The goal was to provide a design that integrated all four niches together and draw the visitors through the space.


Collaboration between our team and the Designers is paramount for a successful project. Gappa has a Masters in Architecture and worked as an Architectural Designer for 10 years. Coordination between, Architects, Interior Designers, Structural & Electrical Engineers, and Contractors comes second nature to Gappa and makes for a seamless integration between design development and project coordination.