The Number Seven in Nature
Take some time to thoughtfully observe nature and the environment around you. It is surprising how many times the pattern of sevens appears. For example, there are seven oceans and seven continents on earth. A musical scale consists of seven notes. You’ll find seven colors in a rainbow. Seven days make up a week. There are even seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Seven is a strong symbol that, is present in many cultures. Considered both beneficial and protective.
Moreover, because the design and philosophy of the Center for Health & Wellbeing are very much inspired by nature and its power to heal, a series of sevens also occur throughout this special space. Additionally, the Seven Dimensions of Wellbeing inform and illuminate our programs and services. You’ll find seven gardens at the Center. These seven unique places are a place you can find peace in lush greens or reflection in a walk through a grove.
Medallions with Meaning
The crown jewels of the Center for Health & Wellbeing are undoubtedly the seven six-foot resin-and-terrazzo medallions placed in the Commons’ terrazzo floor. Unlike any other artwork in Winter Park, the medallions are immensely intricate in detail and deliberate in their design. Local artist Keri Caffrey has adorned the floors of the common with her beautiful medallions. A Rollins College Fine Arts graduate who has worked with the Winter Park Health Foundation for more than two decades.
The medallions take inspiration from the Seven Dimensions of Wellbeing and are both stimulating art pieces and functional way-finders. The medallion that relates to physical wellbeing features lush greens and vibrant fruits and is steps outside Nourish Coffee Bar + Kitchen. Along with the physical wellbeing medallion. The social wellbeing medallion demonstrates its principle with buzzing bees working together. This is why it can be found near the Community Conference Center. The physical wellbeing medallion can be found near the Peggy & Philip B. Crosby Wellness Center. The collection of seven medallions gives visitors clues into their potential as healthy, whole members of their community, and into the Center’s mission.