I began this process by purchasing 30 toy cars from Dealz. Originally I planned to spray paint the cars, however the material of the cars made the spray paint come off really easily.
I then decided to just paint the cars, the colour I went with was black, mainly because black is a colour you would associate death with, especially at funerals. The colour is certainly used as a visual variable.
The wind chime encodes our data set, specifically an average number amount of deaths in Cork over the last 10 years which was 10. The cars were suspended from string all at the same height to give the effect that all the cars were crashing into each other. The idea was when the wind hits the cars it would make it look like they were all crashing into each other.