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Open Arms - Boston, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 21.793 W 071° 04.087
19T E 329697 N 4692176
Quick Description: "Open Arms" is one of many sculptures in the Tree Sculpture Series created by philanthropist and artist Harold Grinspoon. It is located in the courtyard of the Massachusetts General Hospital at 275 Cambridge St, Boston, MA.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 4/29/2019 4:25:17 AM
Waymark Code: WM10FFY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:

"Open Arms" is a tree sculpture made from reclaimed live oak. It consists of three polished branch segments arranged vertically to form an abstract presentation. The sculpture is 25' high and set in a circular bed of small stones. Four lights set at ground level illuminate the sculpture at night. The sculpture was donated to the Massachusetts General Hospital in 2018.

A sign adjacent to the sculpture is inscribed:

From the artist, a grateful patient:

HAROLD GRINSPOON

"OPEN ARMS"

Created in 2018 from a single, reclaimed branch of live oak tree.

A symbol of Massachusetts General's founding mission:

"When in distress, every man becomes our neighbor."

Title: Open Arms

Artist: Harold Grinspoon

Media (materials) used: Live Oak

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Courtyard of the Massachusetts General Hospital

Date of creation or placement: 2018

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