Abstract Emotion Samplers
30″ X 11.5″
Spray Paint and Thread on Cardstock
A visual representation of emotions inspired by the beautiful compendium of words by John Koenig, The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows.
Rubatosis: The unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat.
Chrysalism: The amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm.
Vellichor: The strange wistfulness in used bookshops.
Kuebiko: A state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence.
Opia: The ambiguous intensity of looking someone in the eye, which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable.
Enouement: The bittersweetness of having arrived in the future, seeing how things turn out, and not being able to tell your past self.