I was commissioned to produce 3 light boxes for the Outpatient’s waiting room, to give focus and uplift to a room with no natural light, to be easy to ‘read’, but also to repay closer study from repeat visits to the clinic.
I used the same design elements in each: using cyanotype to layer text, seaweed, feathers and shells, reflecting the shape of the cochlea. Coincidentally, I was told by a clinician that the endolymph fluid inside the inner ear has the same chemical components as sea water.
The text gives each their own theme. The words are from staff and out patients reflecting the experiences of living with hearing loss and hearing aids.