Medallions with A Message: Rollins College Fine Art Alum Turns Dream into Reality

Posted June 16, 2021 | By ale_bellot

The number seven is a strong symbol that, in many cultures, is considered beneficial and protective. There are seven oceans and seven continents on earth. There are seven colors in a rainbow and seven days in a week. Visit the Center for Health & Wellbeing, an innovative health and wellness community center focused on the Seven Dimensions of Wellbeing in Winter Park, Florida, and you’ll also find seven six-foot resin-and-terrazzo medallions deliberately placed throughout the Center.

Meet artist Keri Caffrey, a Rollins College Fine Arts alumnus and the artistic mastermind behind the Center’s medallions. Although Caffrey’s educational background is in Fine Art, she earned the opportunity of a lifetime when she was selected to design the Center’s crown jewels. Caffrey turned her dream into reality, applying her education and lifelong passions to her work. In this behind-the-scenes look on the installation of the medallions, Caffrey shares her inspiration and artistic journey behind creating these works-of-art and the meanings behind each one.

Are you inspired by Keri and her story, and ready to focus on your Vocational Wellbeing? Take Your Wellbeing a Step Further with These Related Resources from the Wellbeing Network

• Watch Never Stop Doing What You Love, a Wellbeing Network profile on world-renowned architect Turan Duda, Principal of Duda | Paine, who shares his thoughts on where he is in his career, what he loves most about design and what success means to him.

• Learn more about creativity and the psychological and neuroscience studies behind pursuing our most creative selves in, Can Everyone Be a Picasso? This Is Why Some People Are Creative — And Others Really Aren’t.

• Watch CHWB On-Demand: A Look at The Artist’s Way – Your Spiritual Path to Creativity, with Kathy Lieffort, facilitator and The Artist’s Way Aficionado. In this program, she discusses in an overview presentation about the popular book written by Julia Cameron called “The Artist’s Way,” which outlines a 12-week program designed to ignite and re-energize our creative muscles. In this introductory session, you can learn more about “The Artist’s Way” 12-week program and its tools that are the catalyst to change – morning pages, weekly artist dates and walking without distraction.