I am refining the design of Elation based upon the photos I've taken and the information from the meeting at Socrates.
The sculpture will still be of wood. However, the design, similar to the spiral on a smaller scale akin to the Guggenheim, will include the bottom decline forming a slide into the "hole of depression". The hole will be able to be slid into only certain times (for safety reasons - Socrates is cautious about enclosed spaces within sculptures"). At other times the hole will be locked.
Still, the hole is a comfy, womb-like place. It has poofy pillows and yet it is isolating. You must take off your shoes. If people with shoes on were allowed in, it would get so dirty. The rule I want to make is that only one person at a time may enter. This is to simulate isolation within a depression - comfortable at first, but a disconnect with others and the outside world. I will make a sketch of this new idea.
The new photo is a small sculpture at Socrates. Elation will also be a spiral.
The hole. Should it be a bit below ground, which would mean digging at Socrates? There is cement below the ground at Socrates...not very womb-like. So, perhaps the hole will be a under the end of the slide but a large, round spiral upon the grass that is enclosed.