The series Sea-worn Pebbles and Field Patterns was commissioned by East Lothian Council Architecture Department as an integrated artwork throughout the new specialist dementia care home building.

The mosaic panels were designed to aid orientation and encourage residents to walk along corridors, look at the views from the windows (north to over the Firth of Forth and south inland towards the fields) or simply sit and relax in one of the seating areas.

The colourful mosaic designs within the Sea-worn Pebbles shapes were derived from research into historic local industries such as fishing, salt panning, agate wear ceramics and coal mining. Designs were developed into patterns focusing on crystalline structures of salt and coal, herringbones and a swirl pattern used in local pottery. Field patterns and shapes derived from local land patterns and historic maps of the area.

Images Top: ‘Sea worn pebbles series’ and ‘Field Patterns’ at Crookston Care Home, Tranent.