To honor its namesake, planners for the new Carl N. Platou Emergency Center at Fairview Southdale Hospital wanted to showcase something truly special for the new space. Commissioning public-space sculptor Allison Luedtke, they sought to create a large-scale wall sculpture that would both honor the late Carl N. Platou and serve as a calming sentiment for patients.
The more than 15-foot-wide sculpture – made with laminated glass, anodized aluminum, internationally sourced organic handmade papers and fibers – invites the viewer to learn the legacy left behind by the Fairview leader and visionary.
When viewing, don’t be shy. Take a step forward to uncover details hidden beneath the glass.