Kaleidoscopic Reflections 2016
Acrylic (various), paint
Children’s Imaging Department
1st Floor, Royal London Hospital
Kaleidoscopic Reflections, by contemporary cult classic jewellery designers, Tatty Devine, takes as its point of departure x-ray images of bones—an apt motif for an imaging department.
Known for their sculpture-like jewellery made from laser cut acrylic in articulated forms, Tatty Devine has brought their bold colours and quirky sense of play to the Children’s Imaging Department. The installation includes thousands of individual acrylic pieces to create several kaleidoscopic compositions—in the waiting areas, corridors and, critically, in the treatment rooms which can be frightening for children.
Tatty Devine has decked out the hospital’s large, state-of-the-art imaging equipment with a mesmerising explosion of colourful, reflective and glittering shapes that are primarily bones, but also include a few surprises too, which have transformed the experience of children undergoing procedures in this department.
Harriet and Rosie we’re invited on the Jo Good show on BBC Radio London to talk about their project for Vital Arts, broadcast on Friday 19th August 2016.
Based in the East End since 1999, Tatty Devine are friends and business partners Harriet Vine and Rosie Wolfenden, who studied art together at Chelsea School of Art. Through their trademark statement jewellery, they have created a cult following. They were both awarded MBEs in 2013 for their service to the fashion industry.
This project has been kindly funded by Barts Charity
Photography by Owen Richards