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2010
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This stunning design is made up of 16 butterfly-like shapes which move in a rotational motion. In Kravitz’s proposal, he stated that “my choice of the butterfly as a general idea for this work derives from my understanding of the word ‘psyche’…as a symbol of the soul or transformation.” He chose the butterfly, as well as the light, floating stained glass design, in order to instill a calming effect on the mind.

He also notes the inspirational quote by R. Bach: “What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the rest of the world calls butterfly.” In relation to this quote, Kravitz notes that “since a hospital setting is always premised on rebirth and restoration or body, I can’t think of a better way to approach this project. My hope is that the symmetrical aspect of these shapes enhance a viewer’s quest for balance and movement.”

Commissioned By
DCArts
Location

Inside St. Elizabeth's Hospital, 1100 Alabama Ave, SE

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