The Scattered Bouquet is a glass wall in the main lobby of the University Health Systems, the county medical facility in San Antonio. The piece takes the idea of the traditional hospital gift of flowers and combines that with a field of medicinal plants. The botanical examples, all native to Bexar County, have been used – historically and/or currently – in healing practices. The bottom panels present abstracted spider webs , once commonly used to heal skin abrasions.
The 16 panels were factory laser cut , brought back to the Blanco County studio where we put a patina on the surface then encased them between two panels of glass to make insulated units.