Diane Maclean


Commissioned for the Centre for Medicine, University of Leicester

A contemporary interpretation of the ancient Greek symbol for medical care, the Staff of Asclepius, which is used by many medical organisations throughout the world.

The snake twines round a rod within an ovoid form, itself symbolic of new birth and growth.

The stainless steel sculpture rests on a circular polished stainless steel base. The sculpture stands at present in Highcross shopping centre, helping to raise awareness and funds for the new building, due to open in autumn 2015, when the sculpture will be relocated to the Centre for Medicine.