Exploration between domestic furniture and the human body & mind has been a great source of inspiration. In this work, eight selected symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder were arranged in the top drawer of the cabinet, which was compartmentalised into eight miniature dioramas.
A cabinet with drawers as an overall structure of this artwork was informed by Gaston Bachelard's 'The Poetics of Space: The classic Look at How We Experience Intimate Places'. In it, he claims various architectural structures that deal with inside and outside such as wardrobes and cabinets are metaphors for the complex human psyche that conjure up one's memories and knowledge. He also states that drawers and shelves in a wardrobe and other purposeful furniture to contain objects are symbols for the organs of one’s psychological life where our intimate ideas, thoughts and feelings are stored and organised.
The front doors of the cabinet have two oval shaped panels covered with human hair. Each strain of hair was neatly attached one by one until the panels were fully covered. The repetitive act of placing each hair reflects the fetishising nature of obsessive compulsive disorder.