The hospital revealed Monday that the landscaping and screens, containing a "temporary picture of Florida’s natural beauty by local artistic photographer Paul Marcellini," will serve as background for a 20-foot diameter “halo” sculpture made of mirror stainless steel. The sculpture is tentatively scheduled to be installed this week according to Jeff Grainger with AdventHealth. .
The piece is by artist JEFRË, known locally for his pieces in Lake Nona Town Center called “The Beacon” and “Code Wall." It was inspired by a biblical quote which is also engraved on it from Jeremiah 29:11 — “For I know the plans I have for you, says the LORD. They are plans for good…to give you a future and a hope.”
The screens are meant to frame the halo sculpture in the new space. The wall that holds the screens is composed of a mesh metal that over time will be filled with creeping fig.
Three sculptural benches, inspired by coconuts, complete the new landscape.
A second sculpture — which features two red sculpted forms in a shape of stacked “ER” letters — will be at a different location on Lakemont Avenue — will serve as a statement of hope and healing and serve as a will serve as a visual cue to the hospital’s Emergency Department.
The larger-than-life sculptures will "welcome and guide patients and visitors to the AdventHealth Winter Park campus.
Jennifer Wandersleben, CEO of AdventHealth Winter Park, said, "This art project will.. give the community a gathering area for residents to nurture their souls and recharge their spirits.”
The beautification project is part of the extensive expansion and campus-enhancement efforts to create a community-friendly space.