About Holiday Spirits

For many people, the holiday season is a joyous celebration meant to be spent with family and friends. Yet, some people find the holidays to be a long, dark gauntlet in which they must combat anxiety and depression. This fact can go unnoticed, however, as the difficulty experienced will often times be masked behind general, polite responses to the comments and queries that sugar everyday conversations throughout the season. The observant can see through this, reading between the lines of what is said as well as the listening to the body language of the mask-bearer.

“Holiday Spirits” is meant to act as a bridge that will open dialogue regarding the unwanted gifts of anxiety and depression by visually expressing some of the melancholic feelings that may occur during the season while literally masking the thoughts they represent through encoded keywords.