Angels Swimming at Ronald McDonald House

Jim Gundlach is a designer who creates dimensional shapes out of flat materials. His new installation at The Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland is a school of colorful fish that swim in the two story atrium just inside the entrance. Gundelach designed the fish so that pieces laser-cut from paper-thin plastic sheets could be fastened together in light, three-dimensional angel fish–red ones, blue ones, orange ones, green ones. There are 176 of them, swimming along a blue metal current that serves as a hangar for the slightly kinetic sculpture.


fish by Jim Gundelach (detail)

fish by Jim Gundelach (detail)

Ronald McDonald House commissioned the installation, which was made possible by

The Feldman and Wehn Families, who have also contributed to Ronald McDonald House’s outdoor tulip installation.


Gray Haus Studios consulted with the artist and Ronald McDonald House to manage the project. Gray Haus Studios provides fine art consulting services, including art selection, installation, and commissions for site specific locations. Past clients have included Glidden House, Roetzel & Andress, Fairmount Minerals and COSE. Other current projects are underway at Nordson Corporation, and–in collaboration with another consultant–at Southwest General Health System.


“Jim Gundelach’s Angels is a bright spot of joy at Ronald McDonald House, a place that serves as a home away from home for families with sick children,” said Gray Haus director Christy Gray.


Gray Haus Studios
Bay Village, Ohio

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