Mirror Trees

Research output: Non-textual formArtefact

Abstract

A permanent public artwork commissioned by Craigavon and Banbridge HSS, located in the courtyard of the new Bluestone Mental Health Unit in Craigavon Area Hospital. Architects: Hall Black Douglas.The work was made in response to the site and the overall design of the Unit. The process involved working with mental health patients, staff and the architects.The sculpture is eight 'lollipop trees' - stainless steel housed pairs of large convex mirrors on trunks, with stainless steel plates at the base and one distant mirror set into the ground like a pool reflecting the sky. The mirror trees were etched with designs and texts. The designs play on the plan shape of the overall unit. The texts refer to sounds and places heard or remembered in the hospital. Sunlight reflects from both the mirrors and the base plates and casts large shadows and reflections of the texts and mirrors into the building through the glass walls and across the courtyard outside.The etching was undertaken by Glasscraft Europe and involved developing new methods to accurately translate onto the surfaces of the mirrors.
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationBluestone Mental Health Unit, Craigavon Area Hospital, Northern Ireland
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventMirror Trees - Bluestone Mental health Unit Craigavon Area Hospital, Northern Ireland
Duration: 1 May 2008 → …

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Mirrors
Stainless steel
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Etching
Acoustic waves
Glass

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MacWilliam, S. (Author). (2008). Mirror Trees. Artefact, Bluestone Mental Health Unit, Craigavon Area Hospital, Northern Ireland: .
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