This week, Dr Paul Chazot and I presented the project at the North of England Critical Care Network’s Annual Conference. We met consultants, doctors, nurses and others on the front line of critical care. Our ideas were very well received – the need for light, colour and beauty – a humanising influence on this stark clinical environment. I am working with a long stay patient in ICU and will be installing light and projected imagery very soon…
I am delighted to have received Arts Council funding to create new work exploring the theme of the ‘dynamic environment’. This work will extend the ‘En’Light’en’ project to address new areas including the challenging critical care environment. The first stage of work is underway and in August/September I created new work exhibited as part of the ‘Northern Glass Innovations’ Exhibiton, at 36 Lime Street, Newcastle upon Tyne. This formed part of programme of events organised for The Great Exhibition of the North and attracted hundreds of visitors. I used the technique of waterjet cutting to create new forms in light responsive glass and transformed the gallery space with light and colour. Over the next few months I will be creating a range of installations designed to alter the atmosphere of spaces using light, sound and projection.