Charispiral - CODAworx


Client: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Location: Boston, MA, United States

Completion date: 2013

Artwork budget: $90,000

Project Team


Mary Ann Mears

Public Art Agent

Charlotte Riggs

Boston Arts


David Burson

Partners Real Estate and Facilities


Charispiral, Painted Aluminum, 17’ x 13’ x 8.’ Iconic sculpture which greets people as they approach Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital located on the water in the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston.


Charispiral is a visual metaphor for the relationship between a caregiver and a patient. Each form is an interpretation of a spiral; each is at a different stage in evolving/revolving.  Each is strong in its own individuality and, at the same time, necessary to complete the sweep of the sculpture as a whole composition.  The sculpture is highly gestural, which underlines its connection to human physicality.


A highlight of this project was the close collaboration with the leadership of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital as well as the architects, landscape architect and the arts consultants, Boston Arts.