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Healing Waters

Wailuku, Hawaii

Rick Mills

Maui Memorial Medical Center, Entrance Lobby, 221 Mahalani Street, Wailuku, Hawaii, 96793-2581
Date:  2007
Placement:  health facilities
Artwork Type:  sculpture (visual work)
Material:  glass (material)
Description:  Healing Waters reflects the properties and associations of water as it changes states of matter from liquid to gaseous to solid. The physical phenomenon has a parallel in the human states of being from the physical to the spiritual worlds that we know and experience as living, sentient human beings. The glass curtain takes the form of a waterfall and captures the physical and metaphysical cycles encompassed in both water and human life.

Layers of transparent colored glass wash the viewer in soothing light much like water flows over a waterfall. "Healing Waters" is intended to invoke a sense of quiet awe and comfort in the viewer. Water, the omniscient fluid of life is used as a visual metaphor for its life sustaining and healing properties.

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