Parental Control and Children's Depressive Symptoms
Based on my psychology study about children's depression and parental control, I adopted naturalistic observation and interview as new methods to approach children and parents who suffered from unpleasant family relationship and depressive emotion. I invited 8 pairs of children and parents to participate in this research-based art project, separately interviewed them for their true thoughts and feelings about their struggle. I extracted and transformed this information into five pieces of interactive jewelry visualizing children’s depression and conflicting relationship with parents. Then I invited each pair of child and parent to put on a pair of interactive jewelries as a way to evoke resonance between them.
***Disclaimer: the models in the photos below are not partcipants in the project due to participants' privacy concerns***
XY2Z3 Metals BFA Exhibition at Link Gallery, Champaign, IL May 2016