Ed Carpenter’s Foxglove suspended glass art lobby sculpture for San Antonio’s new university’s hospital is a glowing lantern greeting visitors from outside and inside. / image 1
Ed Carpenter’s Foxglove suspended glass art sculpture for San Antonio’s new university’s hospital lobby close up image of the stainless steel net and painted ring with jewels of dichroic glass. / image 2
Ed Carpenter’s Foxglove suspended glass art lobby sculpture for San Antonio’s new university’s hospital greets visitors from outside and inside. / image 3
Ed Carpenter’s Foxglove suspended glass art lobby sculpture for San Antonio’s new university’s hospital and terrazzo floor, also designed by Ed Carpenter, extends the sculpture, and draws one into its realm to discover views up inside Foxglove. / image 4
Ed Carpenter’s Foxglove suspended glass art lobby sculpture for San Antonio’s new university’s hospital upward view inside of the sculpture. / image 5
View of Ed Carpenter’s Foxglove suspended glass art lobby sculpture for San Antonio’s new university’s hospital double painted stainless steel rings. / image 6
Close up of the dichroic rounds used in Ed Carpenter’s Foxglove suspended glass art lobby. / image 7
Ed Carpenter’s Foxglove suspended glass art lobby sculpture for San Antonio’s new university’s hospital greets visitors from outside and inside. / image 8

“Foxglove”

“Foxglove”, in the lobby of San Antonio’s new University Hospital Tower, is a glowing lantern greeting visitors from outside and inside.  Its form may be reminiscent of the familiar wildflower whose graceful blossom can be found each spring around the country.  The botanical term for foxglove is “digitalis”, once a common heart medicine derived from the foxglove plant.  However, the blossom can be deadly if eaten, so there is an intriguing tension between foxglove’s therapeutic and toxic qualities—the type of delicate balance that is common in modern health care practice. The terrazzo floor, also designed by Ed Carpenter, extends the sculpture, and draws one into its realm to discover views up inside “Foxglove”.

"Foxglove"

University Hospital

San Antonio, Texas

Date: March, 2014

Dimensions: 15' x 30' x 46' high

Materials: Stainless steel net, painted steel rings, stainless steel cables and hardware, laminated glass, lighting. Terrazzo flooring.


Descriptors: Sculpture, site specific sculpture, interior sculpture, interior sculpture suspended, architectural sculpture, architectural art, public art, commissioned art, glass art, art glass, architectural art glass, laminated glass art, suspended sculpture, suspended glass art sculpture, tension sculpture, cable art, cable tension sculpture, art lighting, illuminated art, illuminated sculpture, night lighting art, entry sculpture, ceiling sculpture

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