Childhood Gifts - Interactive Wood Sculpture

Eliana Stern, Amy Zhou, Julia Hok, Leah Waites
Childhood Gifts

Inspired by German architect and inventor of Kindergarten Friedrich Fröebel’s children's toy “Child’s Delight”, our piece is composed of four hanging objects, each of which represent a chosen motif from our childhoods. The four objects are suspended next to each other from a wooden frame, situated above four box frames which contain found/personal objects and further contextualize the hanging piece. As a whole, the artwork utilizes an educational structure on form and space to explore concepts of identity, childhood, and coming of age.