In Chinese culture, a spinning pinwheel symbolizes an outward flow of bad fortune and inward flow of good fortune. In other words, a reversal of luck.
We wanted to apply that concept to an art school context to create an “inspiration generator” of sorts. For students, fast deadlines and other high-stress situations can have a myriad of negative effects on the brain and body, including creative deadlock.
A student in search of a reversal of such non-productivity can blow on a pinwheel to find a helpful strategy for creative renewal displayed on the center screen. Working in a team? Partners can spin both pinwheels at once to generate strategies tailored for 2 or more people.
Collaborated with: Jen Ho