Paper Beads Mobile

Paper Beads Mobile

May and June have been busy with running workshops for nurses at SGH. The workshops were organised by Singhealth as part of their Art For Health program.

As part of the project, I have been documenting the workshops. We have been using paper and paints mostly and the workshops were all about exploring colour. Each workshop was only 2 hours long, and the idea was to make the participants make something they could bring back to their ward, learn a technique they could use again, pass on to the other nurses, and finally, make them participate in a large art display thet will be exhibted in the museum. Quite a heavy program.

The photograph above is the work-in-progress: a mobile made fom the paper beads contributed by the nurses and of golden paper circles. As more nurses provide me with beads, the mobile grows. The final piece is supposed to represent a large hanging cube.

I will update you on the diverse projects of the nurses (complete with resources to make again), as well as on the completed sculpture.

4 Responses to “May-June”
  1. mzuribeads says:

    Hello, this is soo great..well done!

    Mzuribeads have been individually hand rolling beads from recycled paper to make unique beads and jewellery from the village of Ndejje in Uganda for over three years. I would like everyone interested in our art to visit our website, where you can locate a stockist near you or goto our online shop to buy our loose paper beads and paper bead jewellery. Thank you, Kirstie

  2. ping says:

    Hi Isabel, I just saw the lovely beads at the ward. Let’s meet up and discuss installation. I’ve sent you an sms. Thanks for getting touch with me.

  3. Juan Wong says:

    Wow, they’re really lovely and colourful! I love it! I can imagine it to be very attractive when they’re all hang together 🙂

    Good work 🙂

    • Hey Juan,
      thanks for stopping by. The workshops have recently intensified so that we can reach the quota of beads required (more than 2000). I expect the mobile will be hanging at SGH in January 2010 (finally). I will definitely update this blog then!

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