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Lorna Carmen McNeill
Arts Medicine Lab
TREE OF LIGHT
Creative Royston Illumination Festival, Jun-Sept 2015
MATERIALS: Willow, steel poles, tissue paper, transparent lighting gels, thermoplastics, glass paint, LED lighting. Installation - variable dimensions
As part of this project, lantern making, light art workshops were run for 350 children, from primary school pupils to GCSE students for the Royston Illumination Festival. Over a four month period, we developed the idea of a Tree of Light and created a tree from willow to act as a structural sculpture to bring together and unify the work of Royston's children. With the aim of creating the leaves and the flowers of the tree, workshops were facilitated with children in 7 schools. During the workshops young people made sustainable willow lanterns or light art pieces which were hung and illuminated with LEDs on the Tree of Light in Royston Library.
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