Commission for Södra Älvsborg Hospital, psychiatric ward, Borås, Sweden
LOCATION : Psykiatrins kvarter, Borås, Sweden
Ruth Campau



The artwork consists of multiple colored glass sections, mounted in a brass colored metal framework. Seen from a distance, the installation acts as a vast chandelier and connects the floors in a continuous vertical axel. The outer sides of the glass sections have brush strokes and foil in various colours. The brush strokes are applied by silkscreening onto glass, and the foil is inlaid. Inside the glass installation there are metal frames holding glass panes, each sprayed by hand in different sets of colours by the artist. The glass panes are reminiscent of open windows, expressing that there is a metaphorical open window available to provide resolve and light for us all.   

The light temperature and intensity varies within the installation, it has been carefully tested for each set of coloured glass panes. The artificial light alters in three different light scenes during the day; one for dusk and dawn, one for the hours of full daylight and one for the night. 
The title "Every Color You Are" refers to the many colours in the installation, but also that people have different ways of seeing the world, and there is room here for everyone.

Commissioned by Västfastigheter, Västa Gotalandsregionen, Sweden.
Architect: White Architects, Göteborg
Light designer: Karin Hansson, WSP lighting