Repelling and Attracting Magnetic Rings
Stress and anxiety can cause self destructive behaviours such as nail biting and hair pulling. This collection of cast resin rings provides an alternative to these compulsions. They contain magnets that repel and attract each other when worn together or in correlation with other magnetic objects.
The rings are made from cast resin, each one contains two magnets covered by a red dot. The red dot is a point of focus, symbolising a stop sign, reminding the user to stop and relax.
From a collection examining issues of mental health that have no simple medical treatment, the symptoms of which can be controlled to some extent but never completely cured. Instead of attempting a solution, the objects are intended to act as a series of coping mechanisms to the various manifestations of these conditions. The purpose is to comfort the user and improve mental well-being. The forms of the objects have been inspired by architectural spaces alluding to the comforting nature of homes and shelters.