Cellula

Three site-specific art works created for Alingsås Hospital, Sweden
Commissioned by Västfastigheter
Completed August 2018

“Cellula” - a tribute to life
My starting point in creating the art piece for Alingsås Hospital was to make a monument to the cell – to the fundamental building component of every living organism. The word "cell" comes from the Latin word cellula, which means a “small space”. The basic shape of the element is a combination of a cell and a small space, shaped as a cross-section in a pentagonal form. Like in the real, organic cells, in the middle of each small room is the nucleus, surrounded by organelles. The nucleus is represented in a form of a globe lamp, a recognizable shape that symbolizes the most common type of home lighting fixtures. The dynamic lighting of the nucleus and organelles represents the pace of life. All cell elements are identical. They build compositions in different sizes and shapes for the three appointed places in the hospital; the main entrance square; the foyer and the hospital hallway.

Material: Steel
Size: Entrance square piece 7m, Foyer piece 7m, Hallway piece 5.5m
Colour: Glossy neon orange

Cellula proposal was the winner of the competition arranged by Västfastigheter.

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