The sculptures in this chapter refer to a psychotherapeutic method that was developed by Dr. Manfred Clynes: The " Sentic Cycle", the expression of emotion cycle. (After I had learned the method from him, he allowed me to create sculptures for this cycle)
THE IDEA: In this method one triggers the most important human emotions in a defined order and expresses them in form of finger pressure.
It starts with the " no- feeling" , the "nothing " , the neutrality of emotions. Dr. Manfred Clynes calls it "no emotions". After one has expressed this “no-feeling” 20-40 times for about 3 to 4 minutes with a finger print, you switch to the next emotion: anger. This emotion is also “expressed” 20-40 times. The same way you proceed with the feelings of hate, grief, love, sexuality, joy, devotion.
I myself allowed me to add one position in my sculptures sequence: The charge or funnel posture which has its origin in yoga. While this is not a feeling, it is a way of refueling one´s energy in order to switch from the emptiness of grief to the fullness of love.
THE GOAL is to go through the full range of emotions and not get stuck with one feeling. After that, one feels more peaceful, more enjoyable and one comes in conjunction with his real self.