Throw Your Stress
17" x 17" x 50"
*Installed in SAIC Columbus building public space, Chicago, IL
from December 4 to 13.
This Sculpture is called Stress Trash Can and this meant to be designed to collect objects that stress people. This design is interactive that people can actually throw things in. Within the last few months, people received so many stresses. People have thrown actual trashes but they have kept their stresses in their mind, so why not design another kind of trashcan! People have used trashcan for landfills and recycle purposes but not for themselves. Trough this designed object people are able to throw their stress physically and will help them release.
During the installation in front of the campus, many students participated and actually saw how this can help them. Some students threw out their finished essays and old works which indicates their stresses from responsible tasks as art school students. One of the memorable objects was a torn paper with written words that gives stress to the student. I thought not just throwing the objects, but also written words can help to release their stress like an anonymous confession box.