Leichtag Foundation Critical Care Pavilion at Scripps Memorial Hospital, Encinitas, CA
For the design of this fountain, I chose the spiral to symbolize movement, energy and connection with nature. The triple spiral is often referred to as the spiral of life. It is associated with the phases of the moon (waxing, full and waning) as well as life and its cycle. In honor of Ellen Browning Scripps, each center of the spiral contains the three phases of the butterfly, an archetypal symbol of transformation, mystical rebirth and the transcendent soul. The mosaic is composed of hand made ceramic and glass and includes pieces of gold stained glass from the former church, which stood on the grounds of the new addition to the hospital.