FLOWER OF LIFE

Submitted by Astrid Krogh

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Client: Maasland Hospital

Location: Sittard, Netherlands

Completion date: 2009

Project Team

Artist

Astrid Krogh

Astrid Krogh

Client

Henny Van Laarhoven

Orbis medisch en zorgconcern‬

Overview

Materials: LED, aluminium,and acrylics Size: Mobile 6 x 6 meter
The light comes from 19 circles, and the ornament can vary in many different patterns. In the beautiful atrium of the new hospital, Flower of Life is like a gigantic mobile that moves slowly around its own axis and interacts with the “healing architecture” of the building, as the light changes almost meditatively in the ornament. During the day, the light will change in colors and intensity, and in each circle the light can be controlled individually, bringing other patterns forward within the Flower of Life.

Goals

Krogh’s starting point is often her assessment of the natural light illuminating the space she’ll
work in, which she examines to gauge its intensity, color spectrum and the shadows that form as it moves. Krogh balances these factors against the practicalities outlined in the project brief, then brings them together to charge the space with energy and emotion, which makes the architecture
come alive.

Process

This was a collaboration between Astrid Krogh and the Maasland Hospital, Sittard.