Seven wall-mounted boxes, each containing a S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder) light, fronted by coloured transparent Perspex in the hues of a rainbow, a symbol of hope.
The lights are activated by motion sensors, greeting the viewer with intense light and bright colours when she walks through the space. They invite the viewer to consider the effects of light and colour on emotions and wellbeing. It was inspired by the experience of working with mental health service users during an artist residency at Springfield University Hospital, London, supported by Arts Council England, 2010.
70,000 Lux is in the hospital’s permanent collection.