Artwork Lifts Spirits At OU Children’s Hospital
The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center (Oklahoma City, Okla.) welcomes young patients and their families to its campus with a scene comprising 12 kites and three bronze sculptures of children at play.
The 140-foot-long piece, titled “Spirit,” is the work of Omaha, Neb.-based sculptor Matthew Placzek and took 14 months to complete.
The stainless-steel kite structures are fitted with acrylic panels and illuminated with 5,000 LEDS to create a colorful and moving display. “It's a playful scene entering the hospital and is meant to offer enjoyment to the young children,” Placzek said in a release.
OU Medical Center chose the sculpture from a field of 181 national and international entries. It was installed in March 2014.
Click on the image for a slideshow of the artwork.