"like water if pond as lily" four sculptures for ucsf children's hospital

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San Francisco, CA

20' x 12'


Chicago-based artist Jessica Stockholder designed the entrance to the new UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital-San Francisco. It introduces visitors to bold shapes and colorful light as they walk in. Jessica Stockholder's installation called Like Water if Pond as Lily includes six different elements; two outdoor sculptures, art glass panels, a frieze, a sculpture, and a ceiling pattern in the lobby.


Materials Used:

Three standing sculptures: FRP/steel/concrete. Sandblasted polymer concrete finish. Honed concrete bases. Ceiling Frieze: FRP with polyurethane paint finish.


Fabrication of 3 sculptures and one ceiling frieze from artist supplied 3-d model, comprising: 

  • One 9'-1 9/16" tall FRP and concrete sculpture - small exterior

  • One 12\7'-7 3/16" tall FRP and concrete sculpture - large exterior

  • One 22'-11 7/16" tall FRP and concrete sculpture - large interior

  • One 40' x 6' ceiling frieze painted FRP elements and 5 poles - interior

Client: UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, San Francisco, CA

Architect: Jessica Stockholder

Installer: Four Star Erectors, Inc. Livermore, CA