an example of symbolic ecology in the home

Positive Signs is a weekly series of interpretive diagrams, quotes, and speculations on creativity, optimism*, and the lives of artists, published every Wednesday through June.

positive signs: an example of a supportive symbolic ecology in the home. reminders of who you are, what you have achieved, and what you are likely to achieve (joy and agency). signposts of what you might do in the future (purpose and agency). past to future. essential traits and values.  cherished objects remind us of our goals, make us feel more confident, and focus our attention, mihalyi csikszentmihalyi. creativity.

Christine Wong Yap, _Positive Sign #31 (An example of a supportive symbolic ecology in the home)_, 2011; glitter and neon pen with foil print on gridded vellum; 8.5 × 11 in./21.5 × 28 cm