The sculpture represents a strand of D.N.A. It is designed as a dynamic shape to interest the transient population of patients and visitors who move through the space, then also to convey a further layer of meaning to the hospital staff who use the building daily.
The spiral shape implies growth and dynamism. This geometry is something we can all relate to at a primal level, it's around us all the time, from D.N.A. to a fern leaf to an entire galaxy.
The sculpture uses four elements to represent the four bases that comprise D.N.A. These are cubes of stainless steel, oak, glass and slate. Each material relates to a material used in the architecture of the hospital, rooting the sculpture in its surroundings.