Douglas Holis (MFA 1970)
2009; Stainless Steel; Sculpture
Medical Campus; Courtyard near main entrance to University Hospital, northeast side of building
Commissioned by the University of Michigan Health System as a memorial to the members of the transplant team who died in June 2007 while on a life-saving mission—David Ashburn, M.D., a fellow (physician-in-training) in cardiothoracic surgery; Richard Chenault II, a transplant donation specialist with the U-M Transplant Program; Ricky (Rick) LaPensee, a transplant donation specialist with the U-M Transplant Program; Martinus (Martin) Spoor, M.D., a cardiac surgeon who had been with the U-M faculty since 2003; Dennis Hoyes, a Marlin Air pilot; and Bill Serra, a Marlin Air pilot. The screen contains rotating components that spin with the wind and should be animated by Survival Flight helicopters as they descend to land on the nearby helipad.