Florida terrazzo murals honor medical pioneers

Using his revolutionary colored concrete process, internationally renowned artist Steven Weitzman designed, fabricated and installed three dynamic 7.5- foot by 8.5-foot terrazzo murals at the new College of Medicine facility at Florida State University in Tallahassee.

“Triad of Medicine” consists of large-scale, polished terrazzo panels featuring portraits of three predecessors of modern medicine: Hippocrates, Florida physician and scientist John Gorrie, and Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive an M.D. degree in the United States.

Steven Weitzman has been creating outdoor terrazzo and controlled colored concrete murals for decades. He is currently fabricating his next terrazzo monument: a 6-foot by 30-foot mural depicting Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Duke Ellington and Bessie Smith. This monument will be installed in a park in the District of Columbia near the end of 2007.


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