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I. THE TEMPLE

MEMORY TEMPLE is a physical manifestation of positive thinking.  The sculpture invites you to write a happy memory every day of the week and safekeep it under its glass triangle weights.  Homemade beet ink and maple calligraphy pen rest at its center, waiting for your daily ritual of reflection.  

 

Featuring the natural materials of mycelium, maple wood, cork, and glass, you are treated to an adventure of tactility. 

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II. RATIONALE

The act of recalling good events of the day encourages the user to focus on positivity, a sort of anti-rumination technique.  The daily ritual aspect of engaging with the sculpture provides structure to the day.  Both of these qualities are strategies in combating depression and boosting mental wellness.

Although you could write your memories in a normal journal instead, MEMORY TEMPLE offers a new experience to thinking by providing a more solid presence to your thoughts.  Every happy occurrence is given more weight because the sculpture guides you through a series of physical actions that make the memory more likely to be encoded in your brain.   

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III. PROCESS

The act of recalling good events of the day encourages the user to focus on positivity, a sort of anti-rumination technique.  The daily ritual aspect of engaging with the sculpture provides structure to the day.  Both of these qualities are strategies in combating depression and boosting mental wellness.

Although you could write your memories in a normal journal instead, MEMORY TEMPLE offers a new experience to thinking by providing a more solid presence to your thoughts.  Every happy occurrence is given more weight because the sculpture guides you through a series of physical actions that make the memory more likely to be encoded in your brain.  

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Mycelium tests (above): mixed with turmeric for yellow color, mixed with blue foam bits, mixed with cork.

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