OOSI Sculpture

Where Hope Is Born

2015 / Hector Vega / Cleveland

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A flat, stylized interpretation of a woman cradling a newborn baby. The woman's figure is made up of all skin tones, clothing styles, and hair colors/types. Pastel plates of solid color interrupt the various flesh and hair tones to lend a stylish. colorful air to what would otherwise be a mish-mosh of parts. The woman wears a dress and a business suit to signify both working and stay at home mothers. On the south side of the two-sided statue the baby wears a blue hat labelled "Mort" and on the other side the baby's pink hat is labelled "Iris" both to commemorate the donors of this piece, Iris and Mort November.

This statue serves as a marker for the entrance to the MacDonald's Women's Hospital. It is replete with examples of designer Hector Vega's ability to incorporate bright colors and textural shapes into a work in order to add another dimension of depth. The diverse collection of people represented in the statue allow any woman in need of healing to see herself in the work. The placard notes that it is a celebration of the life of Debra Ann November; Mort's daughter who tragically passed away at the young age of 24. Mort has since then devoted his life to philanthropic charity in her memory and the memory of her late mother as well.

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: Cuyahoga

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Citation

: Hector Vega, “Where Hope Is Born,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory, accessed October 17, 2017, http://oosi.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/1376.

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Where Hope Is Born

Description

A flat, stylized interpretation of a woman cradling a newborn baby. The woman's figure is made up of all skin tones, clothing styles, and hair colors/types. Pastel plates of solid color interrupt the various flesh and hair tones to lend a stylish. colorful air to what would otherwise be a mish-mosh of parts. The woman wears a dress and a business suit to signify both working and stay at home mothers. On the south side of the two-sided statue the baby wears a blue hat labelled "Mort" and on the other side the baby's pink hat is labelled "Iris" both to commemorate the donors of this piece, Iris and Mort November.

This statue serves as a marker for the entrance to the MacDonald's Women's Hospital. It is replete with examples of designer Hector Vega's ability to incorporate bright colors and textural shapes into a work in order to add another dimension of depth. The diverse collection of people represented in the statue allow any woman in need of healing to see herself in the work. The placard notes that it is a celebration of the life of Debra Ann November; Mort's daughter who tragically passed away at the young age of 24. Mort has since then devoted his life to philanthropic charity in her memory and the memory of her late mother as well.

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2015

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