Our Rotunda

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The Appreciative Inquiry at UVA logo – a collage of the University of Virginia Rotunda – was created by Lucia Cushman. Ms. Cushman is an 87-year old woman, nearly blind from macular degeneration. Her collages are constructed with paint peeled from the oft-adorned Beta Bridge on Rugby Road near the main grounds of the University.

The original of this piece was given as a gift to Ms. Cushman’s physician, Danny Becker.

We immediately felt a kinship with this paint chip collage. Appreciative Inquiry is all about reframing and transformation. What could be more transformative than turning old paint chips into a thing of beauty and joy?

To download a larger, high-resolution version of the Rotunda collage, click here.