Luminary by Jeff Laramore

TITLE: Luminary
ARTIST: Jeff Laramore
DATE: 2008
DIMENSIONS: 4′ x 41′ x 5′
TYPE: sculpture

The design for Luminary (2008) came out of conversations and focus groups with cancer patients and caregivers. A white sphere composed of thin tiles of onyx inscribed with bands of reddish-brown agate is held, tenderly, by a wave design resembling a pair of hands.

Luminary appears to remind us how important it is to be held, especially during times of illness. In the darkness of night, caregiving reveals itself as a beacon of warmth, as light emanates from within the sphere.

Jeff Laramore of 2nd Globe Studios was lead designer for the sculpture, which was commissioned by Clarion Health Partners.

To learn more about this artwork, visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luminary_(Laramore) , which includes information created by Herron School of Art and Design and IUPUI Museum Studies faculty and students in 2009 as part of “A Survey of IUPUI Public Art.” This sculpture was removed in 2022.