Sun Catcher

Jessica Lloyd-Jones is a visual artist whose work explores concepts of energy and natural phenomena through the experimental use of materials and light. In her work, ‘Sun Catcher’, she has created a vivid light installation at Rowan View Hospital, a Mental Health facility in Maghull, Merseyside, sensitively employing the use of light and colour to create a relaxing environment for staff, visitors and service users.

Jessica Lloyd-Jones: Sun Catcher

Commissioned by Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, Lloyd-Jones has created a vivid light installation in the main atrium.

Rowan View Hospital, Maghull, Merseyside.

Atrium. Rowan View Hospital, Maghull, Merseyside.

Inspired by artistic investigation into science and the natural world, Sun Catcher is composed of 49 blown glass, ‘raindrops’ suspended at various heights. Created in collaboration with technical glass blowers and lighting specialists, each raindrop has been produced using light-diffracting optics. As natural sunlight refracts in the raindrops, it floods the atrium space and nearby offices with a radiant colour spectrum.

Jessica Lloyd-Jones: Sun Catcher

Jessica Lloyd-Jones: Sun Catcher (Office view)

Sun Catcher creates a calming sense of movement and warmth as light changes throughout the day and in response to each season.

Sun Catcher from Jessica Lloyd-Jones on Vimeo.

Jessica Lloyd-Jones: Sun Catcher

Jessica Lloyd-Jones: Sun Catcher

Jessica Lloyd-Jones: Sun Catcher

Lloyd-Jones often collaborates with specialists in varying fields of scientific research, as well as architects and design teams. Her ambitious public artworks reinterpret spaces through imaginative and engaging artistic interventions responding to a site’s context and environment. She employs a variety of sustainable materials and processes throughout work often using illumination, colour and optical effects to evoke sensory experiences.

Jessica Lloyd-Jones: Sun Catcher

Past public art works by Jessica Lloyd-Jones include Flow (2019), a dynamic lighting installation in a railway underpass in Barry, South Wales and Forest Fuel (2018), a permanent digital projection onto Sävenäsverket biomass plant in Gothenburg, Sweden. She is currently working on a major new public art commission for Whitecliffe housing development in Ebbsfleet Valley, Kent, to be unveiled in 2021-22.


All images copyright and courtesy of Jessica Lloyd-Jones

Photos: Andrew Gale Photography

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