BARKING HOSPITAL INSTALLATION
IN COLLABORATION WITH STUDIO 3 ARTS
This aim of this project was to create engaging art pieces for the waiting areas for the new Barking Hospital. We facilitated a series of creative workshops engaging the local user groups.
Touching on our personal experiences of life, past present and aspirational, these exercises emulated the unique pathways of our lives. The artworks created in the workshops informed the final designed pieces.
SPIN / SPIRO INSTALLATION 6 M X 1.5M
Each person that took part in the workshops, created a spin painting and a spirograph drawing. Games of chance were played by pulling balls from a hat depicting the colours to be used in the painting. With the spirograph drawing, cards were drawn to indicating the positioning on the ‘Osolin’ drawing contraption. Each participant created their own unique spirograph.
DOMED PILLS 7NO. 30 CM DIA
In the workshop, participants were encouraged to have guided freedom with fluid materials, by mark making with inks controlled by rolling a dice to give an action. The participants are asked to answer questions relating to their lives. Selected elements of their painting and text were chosen to create lovely pieces. Digital prints were encapsulated in acrylic and resin, creating a domed effect, magnifying the image, encouraging the viewer to peer into the pieces.
The image distorts as you move. This could be linked to our changes in moods and perspectives in life.
TIMELINE RIPPLE 3 M X 20 CM
Using heat moulded acrylic and digital print and acrylic, incorporating ink paintings and text.
Participants took part in memory games and were asked questions relating to their lives. These were documented and the text assembled together to form a collective timeline. The final art piece was created by using heat moulded acrylic and digital print, incorporating ink paintings and text.
Some of the text gets lost or obscured through the layering processes. This is representative of the way memories and future aspirations can become lost distorted or rose-tinted though time.