Sculpture by Ross Matteson

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Natural Ascent


1991 by Ross Matteson   brass, wood and gold leaf    about 120 inches long    Saint Peter's Hospital collection

Natural Ascent   was my solution to a commission by Saint Peter's Hospital in Olympia, WA for placement above the entry doors in the lobby of a surgery recovery ward. My thought was to use the metaphor of orca whales coming back up to the surface for air after a deep dive. Recovery becomes natural and graceful in this view of health!

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[photo credit: Ross Matteson]