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Enchanted Beanstalk, 2010

Mott Children's and Van Voigtlander Women's Hospital

University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor

adhesive vinyl on glass

 

Applied to eight floors of windows, covering 11,000 square feet of glass across the west face of the Mott Children's and Van Voigtlander Women's Hospital in Ann Arbor. This project incorporates hundreds of fanciful elements suggesting plant, animal, insect, and human forms, landscapes, architectural environments, and quirky mechanical contrivances in saturated colors and varying scales. The designs are applied to the interior of the windows and are configured so that when visible from outside they form an intricately woven tapestry, connected between levels by a climbing vine and other rhythmically sequenced elements. The vine evokes the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, a child who scrambled into the clouds to defeat a villainous ogre, returned with the goose that laid the golden egg, and prospered.

 

Link to Enchanted Beanstalk website: http://enchantedbeanstalk.net/

Video of shadows: http://vimeo.com/78875567

Video of windows at sunset: http://vimeo.com/78876536