‘Regatta’ 2014 – Colchester Hospital Radiotherapy Centre Donor Recognition Artwork
Chris Wood & Vinny Stapley
Dichroic glass and LED light panel
Light and colour have proven therapeutic benefits’. Our moods and sense of wellbeing are positively affected in response to light and colour, which is particularly pertinent within a therapeutic environment. We work very directly with light and colour, and wanted to create a light, bright and uplifting artwork that would exploit these attributes. The artwork is also designed to be responsive to the viewer’s movements, a diverting and engaging experience for patients, visitors and staff.
The printed image is an imaginary digital photomontage of a wide variety of boats and craft that are brought together for an imagined event (the intention was not to represent a particular day or event in any particular location). Inspiration was drawn from a wide variety of locations up and down the Essex coastline and estuaries.
The way the different working boats, sailing and iconic heritage boats are brought together is a metaphor for the way different the aspects of the health community comes together to support those in need of their help. It is a tribute to the dedicated staff working in the Radiotherapy Centre and those who support their hard work by their generous donations.