Monday, 12 December 2011

about time for rabbits

























So, this is one of the things I've been busy with, a commission for a nursing home for elderly people, with dementia. And it will keep me busy all spring, I'm so happy.

It is an inner yard that was already planned by the landscape architects. It is accessible for wheel chairs, all the plants are in flowerbeds raised from the ground.

I saw the drawing as a baroque garden and played around with the ornaments and elements. The yellow shapes will be made in mosaic, the same level as the plants. They can be seen from above as well and one can put a cup of coffee on top. I will make a blue ceramic border to the mid rectangle and most surprising to me; two rabbits jumped up from somewhere and wanted to join. They will be ceramic but I wish there could be live rabbits with soft fur to stroke, as well.

It's been interesting to read the research about perception of people with dementia, their world is a bit different and there are rules to follow not to confuse them. Contrast, clear colours, no smallscale patterns, figurative before abstract in short.

Thank you Charlotta Klingström, for telling me to update! Preparations are time consuming this time of the year, it's easy to run too fast. Camera is full of photos meant for the blog.


3 comments:

ang walford said...

wow what an incredible commission..I'm looking forward to seeing it develop :))

annamaria said...

I am so happy you are back here posting- I hope you show us the development of your project. It sounds fascinating- and rabbits have such beautiful forms-Happy Holidays to you!

Bibbi said...

Thank you! I feel realy luck and I'm really looking forward to working with this. Will post the process. Happy holidays to you too!