Local Sculptor Donates Art Piece to Bassett Medical Center to Honor Caregivers

"Abiding Hope" by sculptor Bobby Jacobs.
"Abiding Hope" by sculptor Bobby Jacobs.

Doctors, nurses, administrators, and staff gathered outside Bassett Medical Center (BMC) last Friday to celebrate the installation of a new sculpture on the hospital's grounds. The two large angel wings form the focal point of a newly-landscaped greenspace next to BMC's Emergency Department entrance. The space is designed to be enjoyed from a nearby bench, the hospital's Mountainview Café, and the patient rooms on the east side of the building.

BMC president and northern region executive Dr. William LeCates gave some opening remarks followed by Bobby Jacobs and Elizabeth Bryan-Jacobs, the artists responsible for the piece. Mr. Jacobs sculpted the wings from bluestone he found on their farm land down near Binghamton. Ms. Bryan-Jacobs, a painter, donated a similarly-themed painting to BMC's ICU earlier this year. Together, the husband and wife team have formed the Spread Your Wings Project to bring hope to people struggling in life. Their paintings and sculptures are featured in spaces across the country.

See the full story on News Channel 34 Binghamton.


Read about Ms. Bryan-Jacobs' painting donation in our previous story.

Bobby Jacobs, Elizabeth Bryan-Jacobs, and Dr. William LeCates at the sculpture event.
Bobby Jacobs, Elizabeth Bryan-Jacobs, and Dr. William LeCates at the sculpture event.