In 2018 I spend over 2 months in Boomland, working with the Chill Out Gardens “fortissima” team developing creative lighting. We set up hundreds of illumination points spread around the beautiful gardens, upcycling a lot of materials from previous editions and transforming them into new light creations and decoration.
I helped with the light design, setting up electric circuits in the lamps and placing them in the garden, painting, screwing it, digging a few holes, and “walked the dog” which meant guiding with a rope, a massive trunk of a tree being driven by a tractor, between the delicate garden pieces.
I designed 2 pieces which I went on crafting dozens spread around the gardens. The Drop and Tippy come from the same plywood curved pieces, for the Tippy model, we wet them and applied pressure to straighten them back again. Both models are assembled by wire and use jute natural burlap, on the Tippy model we painted some patterns with stamps done out of some used foam. The Drop also uses wire mesh and brown paper bags that have been collected from staff meals over the building up months.
It’s been always a great experience to work in Boomland and I’m truly grateful to be part of this family 💜