OOSI Sculpture

Where Dreams Come True

2008 / Hector Vega / Cleveland

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A flat figure with upraised arms presents the Rainbow Babies logo to the passing public. The figure is built out of steel plates and coated with mosaic tiles. On both sides of the sculpture. the mosaic tiles depict a single figure made up of a collage of diverse people. So one half of the head on one side has long hair, while the other half of the head has a short haircut swept over the forehead. The clothing and shoes are fragmented and made up of different types, colors, and styles. The point of this disjointed presentation is to allow any child who passes through the doors of the hospital to see themselves as the dream coming true.

This sculpture was designed by Hector Vega and gifted by philanthropists Iris and Mort November in memory of Mort's late daughter Debra Ann. The sculpture is a beacon at the doors of childhood healing. The designs are exemplary of Vega's bright palette and eye for rhythmic geometric patterns, which both serve to uplift the viewer and appeal to the children.

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: Cuyahoga

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: Hector Vega, “Where Dreams Come True,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory, accessed December 13, 2017, http://oosi.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/1377.

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Where Dreams Come True

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A flat figure with upraised arms presents the Rainbow Babies logo to the passing public. The figure is built out of steel plates and coated with mosaic tiles. On both sides of the sculpture. the mosaic tiles depict a single figure made up of a collage of diverse people. So one half of the head on one side has long hair, while the other half of the head has a short haircut swept over the forehead. The clothing and shoes are fragmented and made up of different types, colors, and styles. The point of this disjointed presentation is to allow any child who passes through the doors of the hospital to see themselves as the dream coming true.

This sculpture was designed by Hector Vega and gifted by philanthropists Iris and Mort November in memory of Mort's late daughter Debra Ann. The sculpture is a beacon at the doors of childhood healing. The designs are exemplary of Vega's bright palette and eye for rhythmic geometric patterns, which both serve to uplift the viewer and appeal to the children.

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2008

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