Two, painted and etched 58” circular glass sculptures.
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota • Minneapolis, MN.

The Illuminations are stories about the power of healing through the creative process, expressed by children who joyfully paint each other, as
well as elements of nature, in color and light. The figures (representing a range of ages, gender, ethnic backgrounds, and relationships) embody a sense
of positive and uplifting energy. They float within the glass sculptures in a circular motion, reinforcing their wholeness and well-being. Engaged in the creative process, they paint swirls of color and light which flow from child to child, then to the elements of nature: the clear blue water, green plants and foliage, red, pink, and orange tulips, a violet and indigo butterfly, and the “healing tree”, which emerges from the entire spectrum of light. The overall palette in both Illuminations use bright colors and dichroic circular prism-like discs which represent the seven colors of light: violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange, and red. Each color emanates a unique property
of vibration, wavelength and frequency, which all bring
balance and harmony to the
mind and body.

The glass in both of the Illuminations is laminated safety Starfire glass that has been waterjet-cut, carved, etched, painted and airbrushed. The artwork and their stories were created by Lisa M. Syverson for Children’s Hospital, which was fabricated in glass by Bob Guenter of GlassArt Design, Inc. This project was developed and managed by Andy Zaid of Creative Collaborativ, Inc., for Aesthetics, Inc.