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Blue Eclipse

Client: Veterans Administration Hospital

Location: Palo Alto, CA, United States

Completion date: 2012

Artwork budget: $250,000

Project Team


Cliff Garten

Cliff Garten Studio


Veterans Administration Hospital


Blue Eclipse is two sculptures suspended in the rotunda entry and waiting area of the Palo Alto, Veterans Administration Mental Health Center. The Entry is the gateway for both in-patient and outpatient populations, as well as the Foundations of Recovery Program for U.S. Veterans. Each sculpture is comprised of elliptical, laser-cut aluminum shapes stacked on cables. They circle and gather in the rotunda as if they were a mass of orbiting planets. When you are at eye level the viewer can see through the form while the plates above and below stack to form more solid looking forms.


To activate this entry way.