Vigor Vortex

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Title: Vigor Vortex
Photo Credit: Los Angeles County Arts Commission
Lead Artist(s):

Description:
<p>The artwork&rsquo;s theme is based on the tree of life, a universal symbol of growth, shelter and complex systems, and is meant to reflect the work done at Rancho. The ten foot ocular shape mandala adapts imagery obtained from the Rancho&rsquo;s imaging departments and combined brain scans with flora and fauna imagery that reflects the strength and resilience of the natural world. The subject of the piece is how our bodies adapt and grow, which is reflective of the activities and experiences taking place at the Wellness Center. The imagery is placed in radial patterns, with just enough differences to break the expected rhythms and invite the viewer for closer inspection of the intricacies contained within the 3D aquarium-like effect created by lenticular printing. Lenticular printing process can be used to create various frames of animation with an illusion of depth or the ability to &ldquo;flip&rdquo; or move.</p>
PROJECT LOCATION

Hospital
The Wellness Center is only the first phase of a $460 million state-of-the-art renovation at Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Center, otherwise known as Rancho Rising 2020. One of the nation’s top hospitals for rehabilitative medicine, the new Center includes a therapy pool with a treadmill in the water to help people with spinal injuries, a remarkable exercise facility designed to help those with disabilities, and yoga and exercise rooms designed specifically for everyone to use. Wheelchair bound patients are able to take Zumba classes, yoga, exercise regularly and use the showers and locker rooms with proper accommodations.
Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center
7601 Imperial Hwy
Downey, CA 90242
United States

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PROJECT TEAM

Los Angeles County Arts Commission
PROJECT DETAILS

Permanent
52,000
$50,000-$249,000
Percent-for-Art
Installation
Glass, LED, Panels, Photography, Plastic
2016
2017