Well, after months of research and many late nights at the computer and drawing pad the first two panels for the walls of Seren Unit are on there way to print. The first panel is 3.5 metres along and is packed full of images from around the Rhondda. They have been picked out of the Rhondda Digital Archive, donations from local photographers, images I’ve taken on my roaming around the Rhondda, the archives of AM Leighton Andrews and many more – all of whom will be acknowledged at the unit for the contributions.
The panel gives an outline of a panarama with the images appearing where the land would be, and a blue sky above. This has been overlayed with short positive affirmations that the staff have been using on the ward notice board to improve morale. In case I haven’t described that well enough I’ve attached a picture.
Working with Pentagon design in Bridgend, Derryl the designer has upsized all the photographs for us and worked up the design to print on the vinyl panelling.
Here are some close ups of the images included in the panel (as its quite hard to see from this mock up!).
Next post will describe the second panel! Looking forward to an installation date in the very near future.
So far the work that I have developed has been about creating and finding content for the wallpaper, informing staff, patients and their families of the work that I’m undertaking and calling for contributions to the work. (more…)
I’ve been asked to contribute to the Gwanwyn blog as one of the lead artists for the project ‘In the Minds Eye’ at the Dementia Assessment Unit Royal Glamorgan, Llantrisant. This is the first time I’ve written a blog, so please bear with me as I learn how it works! As a brief introduction to the project and my involvement in it I’ve pasted my most recent press release below: (more…)