The residents’ project was led by Supported Care support worker Elana who is an Artist by trade, taking inspiration from artist Carley Cornelissen. Elana was able to plan a piece that encouraged the involvement for residents of all abilities. She told us that this piece is a “celebration of the joy that a rainbow in the sky brings to one”, after recognizing the significance of colourful images of rainbows appearing around the world since the beginning of lockdowns. So, what better song lyrics to inspire this piece than ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ from ‘The Wizard of Oz’?
The residents have named the piece after a poignant line in the song “troubles melt like lemon drops”, as the hope and solidarity of the rainbow promise better times to come.