Medallions with a Message at the Center for Health & Wellbeing

by Lindsay
February 28, 2019
WPHF News

Take some time to thoughtfully observe nature and the environment around you and you may be surprised by the number of times the pattern of sevens appears. For example, there are seven oceans and seven continents on earth. A musical scale consists of seven notes. You’ll find seven colors in a rainbow.  Seven days make up a week.  There are even seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The number seven is a strong symbol that, in many cultures, is considered beneficial and protective.

Colors come alive during the installation of the first medallion.

Because the design and philosophy of the Center for Health & Wellbeing is very much inspired by nature and its power to heal, series of sevens also occur throughout this special space. The Seven Dimensions of Wellbeing inform and illuminate our programs and services. You’ll find seven gardens at the Center, seven unique places where visitors can find peace in lush greens or reflection in a walk through a grove.

The crown jewels of the Center for Health & Wellbeing are the seven six-foot resin-and-terrazzo medallions placed in the Commons’ terrazzo floor. Immensely intricate in detail and deliberate in their design, the medallions were created by Keri Caffrey, a local artist and Rollins College Fine Arts graduate who has worked with the Winter Park Health Foundation for more than two decades.

Keri Caffrey, artist, and George Kirk, Construction Foreman, provide direction to an installer from the medallions’ manufacturer, David Allen Co.

The medallions take inspiration from the Seven Dimensions of Wellbeing and are both stimulating art pieces and functional way-finders. The medallion that relates to physical wellbeing features lush greens and vibrant fruits and is steps outside Nourish Coffee Bar + Kitchen. The medallion reflecting social wellbeing, alive with buzzing bees working together, has been placed near the Community Conference Center; the medallion illustrating physical wellbeing is located near Crosby Wellness Center. The collection of seven medallions gives visitors clues into their potential as healthy, whole members of their community, and into the Center’s mission.

The Messages Behind the Medallions

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