"Stained Glass" for St Helier Hospital
Team Imagineers artists, Simon Honey and Hana Horack, assisted by Hassan Horack, are working on the glass painted panels for St Helier Hospital's Acute Stroke Unit. The O'Mahony corner is going to be brightened up by the installation of four toughened glass panes which we are painting based on a design selected by patients and staff. We have been using paints from the Vitrail range by Pebeo, the colours are very intense and can be mixed and worked just as one would with normal paints, the effects of 'spreading and bleeding' continue for quite a while, so after a few hours quite a range of new patterns emerges.
The current images only show the process of laying out the design (we printed our image large scale on Rasterbator online) and then drawing in with a transparent relief that stops the paints running into each other, unless of course you want them to.
We have completed two panels and plan on finishing the second pair this week. If all goes to plan it will be installed next Thursday 14th April. We have double-checked the measurements about 5 times and will be giving the specialist glass glue company (CS1) another ring this week, just to make sure it is really going to hold the panels in place!