Glass ceiling sculpture in main lobby of the Herbert-Herman Cancer Center at Sparrow Hospital features 100 pieces of kiln-fired blue-green iridescent waves of glass by artist Craig Mitchell Smith.
Smith’s piece for the center involves 100 pieces of glass that each take two days to complete and involved his studio’s full production capability to finish in time for the center’s opening.Smith said that his piece is meant to evoke soothing thoughts of water. “It’s clouds, or organic forms, so you can read into it what you will. Is it water? Is it fish? It’s just alive,” Smith said.The piece is also strategically placed at eye level to create a sight line to take the viewer’s eye all the way to the top.