OOSI Sculpture

Schneider Healing Garden

2011 / Virginia Burt / Cleveland

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A therapeutic space used by the Seidman Cancer Center at UH to help relieve patients of stress. After passing through the twisting. fantastical gates that lead into the space, one finds that the garden is centered around a large, intricate labyrinth, inlaid in the ground. Surrounding that, around the perimeter of the circular garden are a series of zen sculptures. Most of them represent one of the elements: Earth, Water, Wind, or Fire. Almost all of them are interactive, like the bench, hastily sculpted from a full rock. Others are kinetic, like the bright pink glass pinwheel about 25 feet in the air. Yet another piece is a metal bell that gently sounds with a mellow ring when gonged. The clever design leads the viewer peacefully around the space to experience everything there is to offer.

Virginia Burt is an accomplished landscape artist who specializes in therapeutic spaces. Her work at the Seidman Cancer Center is not only beautiful aesthetically, but it is beautiful in its mission to heal the sick through art.

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: Cuyahoga

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Citation

: Virginia Burt, “Schneider Healing Garden,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory, accessed July 20, 2017, http://oosi.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/1384.

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Schneider Healing Garden

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A therapeutic space used by the Seidman Cancer Center at UH to help relieve patients of stress. After passing through the twisting. fantastical gates that lead into the space, one finds that the garden is centered around a large, intricate labyrinth, inlaid in the ground. Surrounding that, around the perimeter of the circular garden are a series of zen sculptures. Most of them represent one of the elements: Earth, Water, Wind, or Fire. Almost all of them are interactive, like the bench, hastily sculpted from a full rock. Others are kinetic, like the bright pink glass pinwheel about 25 feet in the air. Yet another piece is a metal bell that gently sounds with a mellow ring when gonged. The clever design leads the viewer peacefully around the space to experience everything there is to offer.

Virginia Burt is an accomplished landscape artist who specializes in therapeutic spaces. Her work at the Seidman Cancer Center is not only beautiful aesthetically, but it is beautiful in its mission to heal the sick through art.

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2011

Source

http://www.uhhospitals.org/seidman/about/schneider-healing-garden

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