At the end of last month I was contacted by local artist Victoria Button who was looking for installation photography of a community artwork she had delivered in Chelmsford city centre. I photographed the installation at High Chelmer shopping centre as the light changed to show how it installation itself looked different. It was a fantastic installation and really interesting to photograph!
'Carpet of Stars' is a light and sculpture installation which reflects in real time pollution levels through live streaming data that changes the colour of the lights according to the air pollution level: Red=high pollution, White=low pollution. The four green leaves with shaped stars which project onto the floor were made from over 1000 green plastic bottles collected from Chelmsford City Recycling Centre. The pollution data was processed by a Raspberry Pi computer the size of a credit card, which then changed the lighting depending on the pollution levels.
This project was delivered by local artist Victoria Button along with students from Chelmer Valley High School, supported by engineers and software developer David Bower from www.lessonate.co.uk and jointly funded by High Chelmer and the Essex County Council small grants scheme.
The project won the Anglian Ruskin Award in the CSES schools competition for science and engineering: http://www.chelmsfordses.org.uk - congratulations to all involved!
For more information about the project or any of the organisations involved please use contact Victoria Button at The Explore Project: www.exploreproject.co.uk or www.facebook.com/Victoriabuttoncreative/
Here are a selection of the photographs I took, or you can view the full gallery here: www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/vbutton01
Jayne Lloyd is a freelance photographer based in Essex. If you are interested in working with her get in touch - she'd love to have a chat about how she can help.