SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Medical Center leaders and supporters will gather today, Aug. 10, at 11 a.m. to unveil a sculpture by philanthropist and local artist Harold Grinspoon. The sculpture, titled “Nature’s Harp,” will be installed in the main lobby, offering a calming influence for patients and visitors entering the hospital. The event will include a blessing by the Most Rev. William Byrne, bishop of Springfield.
“At Mercy Medical Center, we put our patients at the center of everything we do, with a holistic approach to healing that focuses on the mind, body, and spirit. ‘Nature’s Harp’ is a magnificent sculpture that calls to mind the beauty and enduring elements of our world. We believe its installation here at Mercy will provide a sense of reassurance and peace to those who pass through our doors,” said Dr. Robert Roose, chief administrative officer of Mercy Medical Center and Johnson Memorial Hospital. “We are grateful to Harold Grinspoon for his generosity in sharing his beautiful artwork with our colleagues, patients, and visitors.”
“Nature’s Harp” is one of 160 sculptures Grinspoon has created since he began his career as an artist in 2014. Constructed of oak, the sculpture stands more than six feet tall and will be on display at Mercy Medical Center for two years.