MADISON, Wis. - For five months sculptor, Mick Evans worked in his studio to turn a 750-pound block of Indiana limestone into a message of courage for people dealing with health challenges.
The sculpture of a mother polar bear, with a cub huddled against her for protection, now sits in the waiting room of the hospital.
“It really tries to capture a moment between a mother and a child,” said Evans.
In the sculpture the mother polar bear shows strength and courage, while the cub is reacting to a fear of the unknown. It is a message he hope translates to visitors to the hospital.
“That’s really what I wanted them to see. I want them to understand that things will be OK,” said Evans.
The mother polar bear and cub is the second sculpture Evans created for Meriter Hospital. In the garden outside the Center for Perinatal Care is a stone sculpture of a mother and a newborn.
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