Glass Artwork

A Beautiful Artwork That Reflects Us All

This stunning glass artwork designed by New York-based artist Priscila De Carvalho will surround the grand staircase in the lobby of our new Women’s & Children’s Hospital.

The piece, titled "Mother Birds", will be a welcoming tapestry to everyone who enters our hospital. It will be composed of the names of thousands of staff, patients, friends and family who make University Health extraordinary.

There’s a story behind every name. Add yours today to this timeless artwork.

Giving is easy and open to all employees, retirees and friends of University Health.

  • Donate just $25 per name to be included in this once-in-a-lifetime project.
  • Include the names of your family and friends for additional gifts of $25 each.

Your support will help us expand critically important programs, technologies and therapies to advance care and improve outcomes.

Please email with questions or to discuss additional philanthropic opportunities.

About the Artist

A native of Brazil, Priscila De Carvalho has been a professional public artist for over ten years. She has studied at the City College of San Francisco, UC Berkeley and the Arts Students League of New York.

About the Artwork

De Carvalho’s "Mother Birds" displays Texas indigenous natural symbols: native flora and fauna including almond verbena plants, wild poinsettias and the Mexican violetear hummingbird. The specificity of these references encourages viewers to consider the growth and potential of our community, drawing a connection between past and present through the timeless beauty of nature.