Jennifer Madden and Jeffrey Reed of Richmond, CA have been selected to create public art for the Sentara Brock Cancer Center, in #norfolkva, located at 6251 E. Virginia Beach Blvd.
“Gratitude” a 20ft., stainless steel and glass sculpture will greet visitors with a gesture of grace and complement the curved lines of the blue-glass building architecture. The abstract spiraling form will morph from every point of view, appearing to some as hands joining together, a ribbon, a leaf, or an infinity symbol.
Twenty-three framed 8-inch dichroic glass circles will cascade like jewels, refracting light of many colors between strips of 10-inch-wide spiraling stainless steel, creating a glimmer and glow, uplifting visitors as they move about.
Each circle of glass will be encased within a 3” thick bronze-patina frame set at varied angles for playfulness. The sculpture will be situated upon an 18-inch-high bench of beige concrete to complement the Center’s colored stone entryway. The shape will be amorphic and rounded to fit within the asymmetrical plaza with a 6-inch kick for both comfortable seating and to give the illusion of “floating” above ground.
The artists hope the artwork, with its large scale and layered symbolism, will become a place to find both joy and serenity.
This Private Partnership match project is made possible with a $75,000 budget via Sentara and $25,000 from Norfolk Arts. Norfolk Arts continually seeks private developers to partner with to create public art in Norfolk, VA. Up to $25,000 is available.
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