My concept surrounds the theme of nature, which has been proven to be very therapeutic. I chose our national flower, the orchid, which people would recognize, as my main element. I wanted to bring a sense of familiarity into the space though something that people could interpret easily regardless of age or background. The sense of familiarity would hopefully bring comfort in a foreign (for some) environment especially for the elderly who were my main target audience.
I decided to create my work digitally, painting using only Illustrator and a Wacom tablet. By slowly layering the colours from the medium shade to the lightest and then adding in the darkest shade, and changing the opacity of the shades, I was able to create a subtler look and depth. To create the full composition, I replicated the elements and varying their scale and orientation, as well as playing with the opacity.