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Halcyon, Todd Frahm

Halcyon_FrahmTodd Frahm
Halcyon, 2008
Limestone

Location: Columbus Regional Hospital, 2400 17th Street

 

 

 

 

 

This Indiana limestone sculpture and fountain features a bird supported by a hand emerging from the water. The piece is dedicated to the caring physicians, staff, and volunteers who endured the devastating flood of 2008 and restored the Hospital to working order.

Halcyon refers to a genus of birds as well as a bird in Greek mythology that is said to have the power to calm the waves. As an adjective, Halcyon means peaceful, prosperous and joyful.

Frahm’s sculpture was selected by a committee headed by community volunteer Suzie Rentschler, who serves as a board member of the Indiana Arts Commission.