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Full Circle

Linda Beaumont

Harborview Medical Center

Ideas from many cultures are embedded in a sprawling mosaic and terrazzo lobby floor.

© 1997, Linda Beaumont, Full Circle, Terrazzo floor (detail). Photo by Spike Mafford

Linda Beaumont's Full Circle welcomes visitors to the reception area in Harborview Medical Center's 8th Avenue lobby. The 1,800 square-foot mosaic and terrazzo floor includes images and ideas from many cultures.

The artwork uses old-world style terrazzo based in cement rather than epoxy. Etched travertine inserts feature semi-precious stones, beads, and shells from around the world—all embedded at precisely the right depth to be revealed in the grinding process. In these mosaics, symbols from nature appear alongside mathematical forms and a wide array of quotations.
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© 1997, Linda Beaumont, Full Circle, Terrazzo floor (detail). Photo by Joe Manfredini.
© 1997, Linda Beaumont, Full Circle, Terrazzo floor (detail). Photo by Joe Manfredini.
© 1997, Linda Beaumont, Full Circle, Terrazzo floor (detail). Photo by Spike Mafford
© 1997, Linda Beaumont, Full Circle, Terrazzo floor (detail). Photo by Joe Manfredini.
© 1997, Linda Beaumont, Full Circle, Terrazzo floor (detail). Photo by Joe Manfredini.
 

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Harborview Medical Center

For more than a century, Harborview Medical Center has functioned as a unique community and regional resource. It is a county hospital, a teaching and research institution, a regional trauma and burn center, and the primary health care provider for many low-income and disenfranchised people in the community. Harborview embraces its mission of treating everybody,…

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