I created this project as a way to help take something non-physical, like our emotions, and turn it into a physical object. Turning this non-tangible, non-visual, non-physical concept into something that can be seen and touched and manipulated allows the participant to become the one in control of how they deal with these emotions instead of allowing these extremely painful and traumatizing emotions to have a deep and powerful amount of control on the individual’s life. It is allowing the individual to deal with the emotions in a physical way which helps deal with the same emotions on a deeper subconscious level as well.
I plan to take this project further as this was merely a proof of concept project and create a fully functioning, dynamic, and user friendly application.
*I also want to add a very special thanks to everyone who helped me with this project. It had a lot of moving parts and you all came through! Thank you to the 7 participants who diligently kept track of their feelings and were brave enough to let me see deeper into who they are and how strong they are! Thanks to Rick for about a year ago encouraging me to follow this little idea I had about turning emotions into a 3D form. Thanks to Anton (@thinkmaking), my new friend from Honduras! and his 3D skills and his ability to understand my horrible descriptions of what I was trying to do and doing it! and thank you to all the guys at 3DEase (@3dease) for getting the models printed for me and being patient when I kept forgetting my check!
YOU ALL ARE AMAZING!!! I hope you all enjoyed being a part of this project!