University of Nebraska Medical Center

Center Peace

Kevin Box


Painted cast aluminum

Gift of Dr. Jim and Karen Linder

Located on Level One, Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center.

Artist’s statement:

“In the beginning, we all begin with a blank slate. Sometimes as a result of our own bad decisions or circumstances beyond our control, we may find ourselves in what appears to be a worthless state. Hope, science, faith, friends, and family, otherwise known as a superior force beyond ourselves, can displace this state. This process can make us new but different as described here by the paper unfolding into a beautiful star. The crumpled edges of the star remind us of the chaos in the past but the center is defined by peace. This understanding can be with us regardless of where we are in the process, thus the title Center Peace.”