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Sculpture Park Coming to AdventHealth Winter Park

We told you in July that several large artistic screens and unique landscaping had gone up at the corner of N. Lakemont Avenue and Goodrich Avenue (MAP) on the campus of AdventHealth Winter Park.


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.



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