Untitled (Chimney) by Ellerbe Associates

TITLE: Untitled (Chimney)
ARTIST: Ellerbe Associates
DATE: 1986
MATERIALS: brick, concrete, stone
DIMENSIONS: 25′ x 11′
TYPE: sculpture

Untitled (Chimney) (1986), by Minnesota design firm Ellerbe Associates, introduces a key element of the home—with all its connotations of warmth and security provided by the hearth—into the sometimes cold and insecure setting of a hospital. The four limestone arches and corresponding columns support the red brick column that widens as it rises to some 25 feet. As a pavilion, it invites us to occupy space inside the hearth.

Untitled (Chimney) was part of a Riley Hospital for Children construction project completed in 1987 intended to create nourishing and supportive spaces for families.

To learn more about this artwork, visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimney_(sculpture),  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.”