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Leaves of Grass

Client: Levine Children's Hospital

Location: Charlotte, NC, United States

Completion date: 2007

Project Team


Donald Lipski

Project Manager

John Grant

Public Art Services


For the 6 story, curtain-walled lobby of the new, state of the art Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina, artist Donald Lipski created a tubular stainless steel structure that holds a stainless steel net filled with over 10,000 glass chandelier crystals of various shapes and colors. The south facing curtain wall allows ample sunlight into the space which creates a beautiful array of reflected color throughout the lobby space. The work measures 50′ x 60′ x 8′.


The challenge was to make something that would be dramatic and transformative, and appeal to both very young children and teens as old as 18.


Public Art Services provided the following services: Design coordination, Materials research, Budget management, Engineering coordination and oversight, Fabricator bid process, Fabrication oversight, Lighting design development, Shipping, Installation services, Scheduling, Project close-out.