Earlier this fall, The Carle Illinois College of Medicine unveiled a new sculpture chosen from its recent call for submissions. "Structural Mechanics," created by Alabama sculptor Ted Metz, is described as follows on the College's website.

"The structure resembles much more than the anatomy of a hand and reflection of what aspiring physicians might do when they walk into the building. The cast bronze portion is immediately recognizable as solid figurative hand.  However, the bones show the negative space within the stainless plate.

It shows the familiar, but also an X-ray view of an interior where a problem in need of a solution might live- much like the problems and “empty spaces” inside the medical field that Carle Illinois is determined to solve as the world’s first engineering-based college of medicine."

Find out more about "Structural Mechanics" here.

Top image from the Carle Illinois College of Medicine website.