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Sculptures by Robert Israel

Created by set designer Robert Israel to delight, entertain, and comfort young patients, several oversized, child-friendly sculptures are located in and around The Johns Hopkins Hospital:

Ostrich Sculpture

In the four-story entrance to the Bloomberg Children’s Center, a 22-foot-tall, brightly colored ostrich appears to float in air, suspended from the ceiling of the sunlit atrium. Look for the ostrich egg sitting nearby on the information desk nearby.

Puffer Fish Sculpture

A family of puffer fish swims above patients and visitors in the Bloomberg Children’s Center.

Flying Cow Sculpture

A large cow (with a nine-foot wingspan) flies high above the main information desk in the lobby of the Bloomberg Children’s Center. Circling a column above the desk is a sculptural depiction of the 28 phases of the moon.

Rhinoceros Sculpture

A big rhinoceros stands on an uneven, rugged surface with a little rhinoceros on its’ back outside the entrance to the Bloomberg Children’s Center Emergency Department. The relationship between the big and little rhinoceros is intended to provide children with a sense of security as they enter the hospital.

An image of the ostrich sculpture in the Bloomberg Children's Center

Title: Ostrich, 2008-2012
Artist: Robert Israel, Los Angeles, CA.
Location: Bloomberg Children’s Center, near Orleans bridge, Main Level

An image of the Cow Jumping Over the Moon sculpture

Title: Cow Jumping Over the 28 Phases of the Moon, 2008-2012
Artist: Robert Israel, Los Angeles, CA.
Location: Bloomberg Children’s Center, above main reception desk, Main Level

An image of the puffer fish sculpture

Title: School of Puffer Fish, 2008-2012
Artist: Robert Israel, Los Angeles, CA.
Location: Bloomberg Children’s Center, near stairs to Ground Floor, Main Level

An image of the big and little rhino sculpture outside the Bloomberg Children's Center

Title: Pair of Rhinos, 2008-2012
Artist: Robert Israel, Los Angeles, CA.
Location: Building exterior, near the main adult entrance.

Photo Credits: John Dean, Keith Weller

 
 
 
 

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