plywood, el wire, dried roses
The Worry box was created as a way to acknowledge the suffocating nature of negative thoughts. I wrote down what it was that was making me anxious, and then those worries were translated into the box. The most prevalent ones making it into the text on the walls. I created a space for the anxieties to live before letting them go. They flash with the lights on and off, allowing them to be registered before disappearing again. The mirror on the ceiling allows the participant to see themselves reflected in and around the worries. Roses hang on the back wall drying, the freshest ones at the top and following to the floor where the oldest, driest ones are. When entering the box the participant is forced to step on the dried roses, feeling them crunch beneath their feet.