Summa Health System – New Prints and a Mural

New Prints and Mural Installed in Summa’s West Wing

Summa Health System in Akron is implementing a new Wayfinding project to help visitors find their way around the corridors of the hospital, and I’m honored to have four 20×30-inch Epson Ultrachrome inkjet prints and a 12×8-foot mural selected for display near the Summa cafetaria. This area is part of the “Gold” section of the hospital, and the mural and prints all include subjects of a golden hue, which matches the gold Wayfinding line that you can see along the base of the wall in the photograph. 

Tinker’s Creek Overlook, Bedford Reservation, Cleveland Metroparks

Morning mist drapes the hillsides in late fall above the Tinker’s Creek Gorge at Bedford Reservation in the Cleveland Metroparks, about a dozen miles as the crow flies from Public Square in downtown Cleveland. Tinker’s Creek is the largest tributary of the Cuyahoga River, and is named for Joseph Tinker, principal boatman for the survey crew of Moses Cleaveland.

Winter sunlight paints the marshes gold at Big Island Wildlife Area, west of Marion along State Route 95.

Big Island Wildlife Area is located about 5 miles west of Marion, Ohio and is the largest wetland prairie in the Buckeye State. In winter, early and late on sunny days, the marshland grasses turn gold. In spring and fall, dozens of species of waterfowl and songbirds visit Big Island Wildlife Area during their annual migration.

Birch Allee, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Akron, Ohio

This photograph was taken at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, the historic estate of Akron tire icon F.A. Seiberling built in Akron, Ohio. Situated at the north end of the Manor House, the 550-foot-long path features a canopy of more than 100 gray birches growing from the original root stock dating back to the garden’s architect, Warren Manning, in the early 1900s.

Fall Color, Salt Fork State Park, Guernsey County, Ohio

The hillsides of oak and hickory glow with golden foliage in late fall at Salt Fork State Park, east of Cambridge in Guernsey County, Ohio. Salt Fork is Ohio’s largest state park, covering 17,229-acres of land and a 2,952-acre lake. A hidden gem in the northern section of the park is Hosak’s Cave, a sandstone overhang which is reputed to have sheltered Confederate general John Hunt Morgan and his troops during his famous “raids” into Ohio during the Civil War.      

Sunflowers, near Salem, Ohio

The image above, which shows a section of a field of sunflowers blooming in late summer near Salem, Ohio, was selected to be made into a 12×8-foot mural by Richardson Design in Cleveland. I photographed the sunflowers in August, 1999 using Fujichrome Provia color transparency film and a Fuji GX680 6x8cm view camera, which fortunately provided enough resolution, when scanned and digitized, to produce the very large digital file needed to make the mural, which was printed by Richardson Design on a vinyl substrate.  

My thanks to Christine Havice and Meg Stanton of Summa’s Healing Arts Leadership Council for this opportunity to share some of my Ohio landscape images as part of Summa’s Wayfinding project.   

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  1. Wonderful! Thank you.

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