The Spine Surgery medical practice in Louisville, Kentucky commissioned this site-specific sculpture as the centerpiece of its new lobby. Griendling listened to what the physician wanted the sculpture to embody, researched the services offered by the practice and, in addition, reviewed the graphic history of orthopedic medicine. Research revealed that the original logo for orthopedics was an illustration of a bent tree being slowly coaxed to an upright position by a stick tied to its trunk. That logo or image has been used throughout the history of this medical specialty as a symbolic reminder to children to stand straight. No doubt this account is a literal and physical interpretation of the Alexander Pope quote in regard to education, "This education forms the common mind: Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclin'd." Griendling's final design visually captures the beauty and grace of this essential and time-honored metaphor.
After the completion of the Spine Surgery site-specific sculpture, the physician-owner of the practice commissioned Griendling Designs to produce a logo based on the sculpture. The logo design is pictured below.