Four Large Figures
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Installed in the light-filled atrium of the William J. Rutter Center in UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, Stephan Balkenhol carved four standing figures out of the trunk of a single tree. The figures, elevated and outsized, facing in different directions, mediate between human scale and the scale of the 80-foot-tall atrium space. They express its function as a place where different people cross paths.