Picture Puzzles at the Royal Hospital for Children & Young People and Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Edinburgh
These picture puzzles are located within waiting areas and treatment rooms at the new hospital, and will provide distraction for patients and their families whilst they wait to be seen. The puzzles have been created from drawings of familiar items that you might find in your everyday environment, including bus tickets, drinking straws, paper bags, lolly sticks and revision cards. The drawings have been combined with familiar puzzle formats to create a range of unique picture puzzles, including sudoku, matching pairs, mazes and repeat patterns.
Detailed drawings of Lothian bus tickets folded in to simple origami shapes have been used to create a series of ‘picture sudoku’ puzzles. Patients are invited to spend time looking and work out which picture is missing from each empty square, for example, a swan, windmill, shirt, tree, fish or aeroplane. Puzzles have different levels of difficulty in areas for children and adults.
Commissioned by Ginkgo Projects as part of the Beyond Walls Art and Therapeutic Programme for NHS Lothian.