2019 / Brooch
Sterling silver, Plastic, Silicon, Mirror film, Stainless steel
Suicide had become the second-leading cause of death in 2017. The suicidal thoughts can arise and intensify from isolation, pain, and rejection, leading to the fear of confront- ing the hopeless future all by oneself. Sometimes, people with depression can appear optimistic and positive, yet they are internally suffering from depressive symptoms. The goal of this project is to spot those who need help and open our heart to them, thereby rekindling their touch of hope. The final design first looks similar to mineral, yet it is actually made of plastic. Such disparity suggests that what we see may not always be true. Smiling may be a façade that hides inner emotional pain.
Model - Weixuan Huang
Designer - Yuanzheng Yang
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