Cone Health Cancer Center Purchased an Elana Sculpture

May 2012

"Crucible" on site

“Crucible” on site

One of my sculptures now hangs in a prominent spot on a stairwell at a major cancer hospital–joining the work of 29 other NC artists selected for this facility. I am gratified by this relationship with a medical facility that really “gets” the connection between art and healing on many levels. Above are donors Dick & Cissy Hall and Vice President of Fund Development William A. Porter with delighted me under the just-installed sculpture “


Cone Health Cancer Center, part of Wesley Long Hospital in Greensboro, NC, has a program for donors to help the center purchase “healing art”–literally art that helps cancer patients in their healing process. The hospital also has programs that guide patients and their families as they create their own art. According to the November 2004 issue of Americans for the Arts newsletter, “The ability to comfort, console, and sustain is one of the most enduring qualities of the arts. They can also give voice to our deepest fears, our feelings of loss, and our hopes for the future. Increasingly these qualities are being put to use in hospitals, hospices, and other health centers…”