Jim and Heather McDaniel brought home a unique souvenir for Dean Paula Crone last week: A relatively inexpensive bottle of wine turned into a one-of-a-kind work of art by Marko Mavrovich.
“This is beautiful,” Crone said as she placed it on a table in her office. “I think it’s going to stay right here.”
McDaniel thought she would enjoy having the bottle as a conversation piece, which reads, “Dr. Love.”
“It’s safe to say he is in the top three or four collected living artists in the world today,” McDaniel said.
The bottle will remain in the dean’s office, but it is just one piece of art the McDaniels have on display at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest.
The McDaniels have collected art throughout their lives and have a rotating display at the medical school.
“He has a phenomenal art collection,” said Dr. Paul Aversano. “He’s shared with us his collection throughout the college. Our students are exposed to the arts as well as an education, so they get a well-rounded education.”
The McDaniels also have arranged to have some pieces permanently featured in the halls of the medical school.