CODA Healthcare Merit Award - UH Women’s and Children’s Nest

Crafted with precision by artist Michael Szivos of SoftLab, the CODA Healthcare Merit Award is well-deserved for “Nest,” a hanging artwork commissioned as the key piece for the Women’s and Children’s Hospital at University Health. The artwork’s design supports the mission of University Health’s Salud-Arte: Art of Healing program, which aims to inspire healing, hope, and trust. The sculpture is made of thin shell laser-cut aluminum pieces, which were assembled in a woven pattern similar to a bird’s nest. The artwork’s inspiration comes from the way birds build nests, lay eggs, and nurture their young.

“Nest” is one of over 5,000 art objects integrated throughout University Health’s campuses and clinics, and it will be the focal point of our new main campus entrance.