Our client requested a statement piece to depict the healing qualities of nature while incorporating a connection to the lake area that the hospital overlooks.
The planned location in the elevator lobby was not deep enough for a freestanding sculpture, and the wood paneling prevented art from being hung on the wall. So, ARCH’s consultant proposed a custom piece suspended from the ceiling to fit the space.
Artist John Garrett was commissioned to create a mixed media tapestry. Reminiscent of a waterfall as it cascades from the ceiling, the art piece draws patients and staff down a long corridor to the elevators.
Its shimmering texture evokes the lake’s surface, while its structure resembles fishing nets. Some might recognize the allusion to fishing as a reference to Christianity, aligning well with SSM’s Health’s faith-based mission.