We are honored to welcome the work of Zachary Oxman to Rogers Memorial Hospital. Sculptor and father of a former patient at Rogers, Oxman has designed a breathtaking work of art to recognize the donors of the Building Life Worth Living Capital Campaign.
Oxman is a renowned sculptor whose works have been exhibited and commissioned by galleries, private collectors and Presidents of the United States. His sculptures reflect his passion for capturing the human spirit, drawing inspiration from his own life.
Early in his career, Oxman’s work was inspired by the celebration of life. However, this changed as his daughter’s battle with obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety took hold. His work became a physical manifestation of all the complexities of life, drawing on his families experience not only with the pain and struggle of mental illness, but also the triumph they experienced during their journey.
In the summer of 2012, the Oxmans traveled across the country to Rogers. It was here that his daughter received the help she desperately needed. Today, she is back at school, thriving and enjoying all that life has to offer.
The donor recognition wall created by Oxman not only pays tribute to those who have given to the capital campaign, but it also embodies the emotional journey of all those who come to Rogers. It was inspired by a poem he wrote on his daughter’s last day of treatment. The poem reads:
Alone in her pain
Together in her healing
The path emerges and she soars
Flying between me and the sun
I look up and rejoice in her shadow