An attractive drawing definitely can reduce pain. “A 2011 University of London study found that blood flow increased 10 percent to the “joy response” part of the brain when subjects saw a beautiful painting — just like when you look at a loved one.”
So, I went to research how to create calming effect for this project. I found a few point to emphasise which are: 1) Lines can give us a sense of calm, especially a horizontal line. 2) Value effects the mood of the artwork. Low value contrast creates a subtle. 3) Visual textures can be created by reproducing the value and color patterns of actual textures.
Site visit and observation
When I first came to this place, the first thing had attracted me is the scenery outside the window, the following was the travellator and the window with horrendous rows of bars. There are some stores related to F&B and also a florist connecting the link way. Besides, I discovered that there is one-point perspective happened at here. Black and white are the colors mainly be used in this place. Generally, most of the hospital will use the color above as the entire space will look clean and neat. Lastly, I found that the people will go through the travellator most of them who are the staff members of the hospital while the patients rarely pass through it.
Outside of the window we can see many cars driving on the road and IMM Shopping Mall, it’s a symbol of a city. Looking out of the windows, I saw a lot of iron bars, possibly because of the security considerations so they have to this design. However, at the same time, because of these iron bars make me feel trapped in a space and it also blocking the scenery outside of the window. So, we need to considerate it as a part of our design.
The people here usually use travellator but they may not focus on the window or the scenery. Some of them will just look down at the phone while others are talking with their friends.
There is an exhibition between the two travellator, it provides some introduction about the hospital. I found that only a small number of wheelchair patients and hospital staff will use the middle road, otherwise others will use the travellator.
Finally, I had chosen NATURE to be my theme of this project. I decided to work on the elements which are ocean and clouds.
I found that when people was walking either travellator or the middle space, there will have some distance between them and the window. I will use mosaic art to present it because it is a combination of different shapes and I think it simplifies the curve of the waves. People can look the images clearly even it is a mosaic art due to the distance between them and the window.
When I was on the way to get back my hall one day, I found that the sky was so beautiful because of the different shape of the clouds. The cold color tones of the clouds give me a comfortable mood. Siqi suggested me that I can work on the clouds of different shape of the animals.