The Appreciative Inquiry at UVA logo, the rotunda collage, is by Lucia Cushman. Ms. Cushman is an 87-year old woman, nearly blind from macular degeneration.
The original of this piece was given as a gift to her physician, Danny Becker.
We immediately felt a kinship with this paint chip collage. Appreciative Inquiry is all about reframing and transformation. What could be more transformative than turning old paint chips into a thing of beauty and joy?
To download a larger, high-res version of the Rotunda collage, click here.
Her collages are constructed with paint peeled from the oft-adorned Beta Bridge on Rugby Road (close-up shown on right).
Photo by Dan Addison