Digital Pond is permanent interactive sculpture for the public entrance to a new children's hospital. Digital fish are attracted toward children sitting around the pool to create continually changing responsive patterns of light as a welcome distraction for visitors. Media: lazer-cut stainless steel form with inset acrylic lenses and discreet radial array LED display. Dimensions: 4’ diameter x 2’
The project was conceived as a place for children and their families to meet and rest during their experiences at hospital. The artwork was part of a wider garden themed landscape and public art strategy.
The concept was developed though a series of hands-on workshops with the Children and Young People’s Design Group at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.
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