Client: Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location: Liverpool, United Kingdom
Completion date: 2020
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
A suspended light installation at Rowan View Mental Health Hospital.
49 blown glass ‘raindrops’ with custom light-diffracting optics, project spectral colours around the atrium space in moments of sunlight.
The work evokes the natural phenomena of rainbows – when sunlight passes through rain, and light is refracted into multiple colours.
The work changes throughout the day and time of year, responding to the position of the sun in the sky.
During low winter sun, spectral patterns shine into the adjacent office spaces.
Suspended from the ceiling, the artwork is the focal point of the main reception area, providing a calming and relaxing atmosphere.
Made in collaboration with technical glass blowers and lighting specialists, the artwork glows with energy-efficient fibre optic illumination, enhancing the prismatic effects that can be seen within each glass raindrop.