CARLE FOUNDATION HOSPITAL
Multi-discipline firm, JJR, brought Boody Fine Arts, Inc. in to partner with their client, Carle Foundation Hospital, and ultimately bring to life the new Mills Breast Cancer Institute's logo as a sculptural symbol of hope for patients and visitors. Sculptor Stephen Porter of Searsmont, Maine, was commissioned to create an 8', three-dimensional sculpture of the Institute's logo. Stephen's typical style of works that explore the pure language of geometrics and are characterized by carefully balanced design and meticulous craftsmanship were a perfect match with the needs of this project. Engineered to withstand 100 mph winds, the powder coated sculpture is constructed of one-quarter inch 6061 T6 aluminum. The sculpture was installed and dedicated in Summer 2009.
Mills Breast Cancer Institute is an innovative partnership that combines advanced diagnostic and treatment services from Carle Clinic with comprehensive hospital services provided by Carle Foundation Hospital. MBCI brings together Carle and University of Illinois researchers who conduct translational and clinical studies that provide patients with state-of-the-art breast cancer care. Thanks to the generosity and vision of Doug and Linda Mills, their donation to The Carle Foundation allowed the building of Mills Breast Cancer Institute and this sculpture to become a reality. Their goal was to provide residents of east central Illinois with the highest level of breast cancer care while searching for new treatment options.
Client: Carle Foundation Hospital
Donor: Doug and Linda Mills
Landscape Architect: JJR
Artist: Stephen Porter
Art Consultant: Boody Fine Arts, Inc.