Intention Figures

Intention Figures.Being There

Who is there for you when you need someone? What attributes draw you to him or her? To pay tribute to the important figures in their lives, veteran Art Therapist, Kay DeWaide, works with Bubbler Teens to construct intention figures through a creative and meditative process that all starts by writing down a few words on a piece of paper that represent this person and then crumpling that paper up into a ball that is used to create the head of the Intention Figure.

Image of intention figure
Image of intention figure

He’s like super fresh. He got his chain, his earrings, his mouth piece... He’s got his little Wisconsin thing in the head or whatever. Here’s the gym shoes he’s got on. 

Image of intention figure
Image of intention figure

At first I just kinda started making like a girl figure. It wasn’t really based off anyone... its name is like Unknown. And so I just kind of put it in a wedding dress because there was like a bald spot on it…  You know, that’s what happens when you have a bald spot. 

Image of intention figure
Image of intention figure

I made an unknown doll… I guess she a movie star you see cause she got the hat, the hair, the glamor, the dress on see? So she going to a movie premier. 

Image of intention figure
Image of intention figure

I did Tina Turner because I chose the word powerful, and she was a powerful singer, dancer, and she took some powerful hits…she powerful. 

Image of intention figure
Image of intention figure

The word inside is persistent, cause even with all the stuff that happened to me, my mom, she kept trying to get me on the right path  and stuff, she never gave up. Even when it got very bad, she’s always been very persistent that way.

image of intention figure
image of intention figure

Even thought this looks sort of crazy, it’s supposed to be my mom. Inside the head I put proud, because she’s a very proud woman, and I used the Packers cloth cause that’s her favorite team. This is supposed to be her crown cause she’s a queen.

art therapy dolls
art therapy dolls

I made this figure that has a paper ball inside that says Darth Vader, and I made it about my brother because has a deep voice and he likes to dress up as Dark Vader. He has this cape at home and he has these katana swords and he be going (sword fighting actions).

Image of intention figure
Image of intention figure

My dude on the inside of his head it say money, ‘cause I like money …he just cashed out, Gucci. With a peacock on his head, cause that’s what dudes do, they go peacocking when they tryin’ to find they ladies.