Question } When is a donor wall . . . not just a wall?
Answer } When its innovative spiral design breaks free from the limits of two dimensions and becomes a breathtaking piece of free-standing Art Glass Sculpture, dedicated to the memory of the beloved wife and son of a medical center's Major Donor.
Institution: Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute in Orlando, part of the Adventist Health System
Donor: The Alan Ginsburg Family Foundation
Source of inspiration: A Biblical quotation provided by the donors:
Highlights: 13 crystal panels deep-carved and etched with “Faith” text in eight languages which overlap the vivid images of leafy trees, making the sculpture a memorial grove for the honorees. Panels are mounted in a custom hardwood base and illuminated by soft amber and pink LED's.
The Meaning Behind the Form: The gently undulating clusters of text visually echo the rhythm of the human heart beat – an apt effect for a cardiovascular facility.
First Place Winner, Unique Signs Category
2009 International Sign Contest sponsored by Signs of the Times magazine