an interactive piece held in a cast acrylic box 16.5” x 16.5”, laser engraved with the title and description. it holds three months worth of visual and written pieces focused on exploring emotions and thoughts associated with mental instability. it is intended to incite introspection, conversation and discussion in an attempt to normalize mental illness.
the roughly 180 loose pieces of various papers, envelopes, receipts, and gum wrappers are scattered in an open box. societal archetypes have taught people to box up emotions and “put them away,” which is why this box cannot be closed – the emotions are to be open and normalized in a new way. the contents have no specific order. although each writing and art piece is dated, they move as freely as our emotions.
the piece is interactive in that the viewers are invited to (delicately, as emotions are fragile) pick up, sift through, sit with, find matching dates, talk with and about, read, think, move, touch, and feel with the piece.
so… how do you feel about that?
creative direction, illustration, painting, writing.