Client: Wellspan Medical Group
Location: York, USA
Completion date: 2014
Artwork budget: $22,000
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Capturing the beauty of a flock of birds in flight, this sculpture of over 100 tiny golden hummingbirds was organized to hang in a very narrow (7'w x 30'l) space. It is welcoming, with a respectful voice for the amazing and important work going on in this facility.
The main consideration was introducing color and vitality to a very limited space. It impacted the size of the sculptural elements as well as the movement of the piece.
The artist has installed many pieces over the years in hospital situations. The introduction of the handmade object seems so very important in this environment with both patients and staff needing relief and rest from their complicated situations.
The work has a strong healing intention. Nature and flight is a fascination of the artist and reflecting it in this work seems uplifting and joyful.