Emotions Floating on a String

Learning to accept our emotions isn’t always easy. We are taught that we are meant to always say we are "fine" when asked and that only positive emotions promote a happy and healthy life. But, the truth is that we experience dozens of emotions daily and all of them help to make us strong, interesting, beautiful people!

No one knows the range of emotions better than a depression sufferer, who can be feeling both lonely and hopeful, sad and strong all at the same time. Show that you're willing to display who you are inside on the outside with this design created by Spanish artist Encarna Dorado.

What do you think of this design?  What images and thoughts does it conjure up in you and how does it help show the world who you are?  Add to the conversation by commenting below.




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3 Responses

Brad
Brad

February 07, 2016

The interesting thing about this piece is that she can’t let go of any of the emotions without losing them all. I think that’s representative of how people with depression can sometimes feel. There’s a fear that if you medicate to manage your negative emotions, you will also suppress your positive emotions.

Eddy R
Eddy R

February 01, 2016

It’s an interesting idea to take what should be a child’s drawing and put depressive words into balloons. The nature of the text almost makes you wish the technique was stronger, or that the text was at least more organic- rather than typed. I’d like to see it printed large on a t-shirt so that the image wraps around it and the depressive text goes up over the shoulder like something that has to be carried.

Allison
Allison

January 18, 2016

I think it’s really easy to hold onto our fears and anxieties because sometimes we don’t know how to cope with positive behavior. The girl looks very timid and it’s sad that the balloons, which should be symbols of childhood happiness, are actually anchors to her soul.

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