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The Healing Tree

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The Healing Tree

In an effort to provide quicker and better imaging services, Ed Muransky - CEO of The Surgical Hospital at Southwoods, created the new Southwoods Imaging Center recently opened in Boardman, Ohio. Ed's concept was to offer the most advanced screening and diagnostic technology available while providing a patient environment that focused not only on world class treatment but how patients are treated personally. I was thrilled and honored when Ed and his wife Chris commissioned me to create two works of art for the Women's Health area in their new facility. Women's Health Navigator Daryle Moore, RN, BSN impressed on me an attitude of comfort and caring and the desire for a spa-like environment. With that concept in mind I aspired to create not only beautiful works of art but something that would comfort and inspire those who encountered them. The resulting works included a stunning 7'x7' Italian Glass Mosaic set into the floor upon entry and a "Healing Tree" in the reception area.

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  The Healing Tree is set against a stunning backdrop of reflective, iridescent Italian Glass Mosaic
 
Leaves were created from glass mosaic on steel or from copper stained with undulating streaks of color each creating it's own individual painting. THE HEALING TREE
The Healing Tree is a symbol of enduring strength and protection. It's life giving, nurturing energy promotes recovery from illness, stability, shelter, security, good fortune, and blessings from nature.
The whimsical yet powerful limbs and trunk are made from separate pieces of steel streaked with copper, red, gold, and torch-like blue patinas bringing out rich, deep exquisite color.
 

Special Thanks to the materials, efforts, and services of
Roth Bros. , Architectural Ceramic Products, Steel F-X, and Joe Fusillo (Fusillo Flooring)