Words From Artist Mark Fuller
"StentTower is an abstract visual expression of red and white blood cells flowing through a heart stent in a blood vessel.
As part of my research, I took behind-the-scenes tours of Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. During these tours I explored blood cells under a microscope, various medical devices and equipment and reviewed a procedure of the insertion of a stent into a blood vessel.
I was impressed and awestruck with the technology and the fact that roughly 360 open-heart procedures are performed at the medical center each year. I was inspired by the intricate design of the almost microscopic stents as well as the shapes of both red and white blood cells,
I began designing the sculpture with the intention of publicly celebrating the high-tech aspects of Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center by making these minute wonders larger than life.