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Progress on Thesis project Lysa Benton April, 2012 Please click to progress through slides.
I built a ‘set’ room. It is approximately 4x9. It is set up to be portable.
I’ve been looking at a lot of vines both online and in my neighborhood.
I’m treating one side as a closet. This is inspired by a fuzzy memory I have of been locked in a closet when I was very young. It has a hanging light that has been overtaken by this invasive vine like form. This form represents my interpretation of how mental illness can overtake and smother a relationship.
This close-up of the light shows how it has been completely overtaken by the ‘vine’.
This is the light structure with the light turned off. The bulb is unseen as it is below the bottom of the photo.
This a view of the structure covering the light. It is hard to tell that it is even a light unless it is turned on. The closet is on the left side.
I have continued to add electrical elements which, to me, symbolize the delivery systems within the human body. These systems are responsible for making connections which in some cases control our mental health. For someone with mental illness these connections can be flawed.
It is my interpretation that vines, like mental illness search for places to attach. When mentally ill people are healthy these vines are in control, almost as if they were a weed that has been cut back. When these same people have a trauma, trigger, or stressor, the illness (vine) quickly finds an opportunity to attach/re-attach and grow.
The vine has begun to travel across the ceiling.
This is the corner inside the closet which houses the source of the structure. It will eventually be much more dense. This source moves in two directions. First up the wall to encompass the light. Secondly, to push open, penetrate, and works its way under the door. I plan on making the door area more dense.