Project Name: Arbour Vitae
Artist: Jane Cavanough
Materials: Carved Glass/Inlaid Copper . Copper . LED's
Dimensions: Up to 2.5m in height
Description: Arbour Vitae is located in Westmead, close by to the Westmead Hospital precinct. Themes taken from the Tree of Life and the Doctor’s symbol of the Rod of Asclepius are the basis for the artwork.
Arbour Vitae is latin for the Tree of Life. The serpent pattern interprets the Rod of Asclepius; An ancient Greek deity associated with healing and medicine. The serpent is said to represent the dual nature of the physician dealing the life and death, or it can also represent renewal as the snake sheds its’ skin.