Bloom

Bloom
Bloom
Bloom
Bloom
Bloom
Bloom
Bloom
Bloom
Bloom
Bloom
  • In →
  • Acrylic,
  • Indoor,
  • Interactive

Bloom is a group of fourteen colorful kinetic sculptures hung in the stairwell of the Alexian Brothers Women & Children’s Hospital. Composed of vibrantly colored petals, the sculptures evoke child-like representations of flowers and stand out against the glass atrium setting. The monumental scale of the installation creates a sense of wonder for all visitors.

Each ‘bloom’ is connected to a motor and slowly rotates creating kinetic movement that draws the eye upward and activates the otherwise-static lobby space. These hybrid blossom-pinwheels create a vibrant and hopeful image celebrating the life and renewal associated with new flowers in springtime. The artwork gives visitors a sense of joy even in the hospital setting.

A panel on the railing allows visitors to control the spinning pinwheels through touch points. The chance to control the pinwheels movement enchants children and adults alike.




Status:
2014, Completed

Materials:
colored acrylic, steel, electronics

Location:
Alexian Brothers Women and Children's Hospital at St. Alexius Medical Center

Artist:
Joe O'Connell