For my emotional object I wanted to create a form that both allowed me to express that emotion as well as try and work on my turning skills on the lathe. To express the emotion of joy I chose the somewhat counterintuitive form of a tear (as in tears of joy). I chose a wood that was bright and kept the lines smooth and almost bubbly, which helped give the effect of a happy tear if the shape was personified. It wobbles around on the table in nice way hopefully conveys that emotion as well.
I also experimented with the emotion of pride. When I think of pride, I think of something that swells to the point of bursting, something with a big head, creating an unbalanced shape that can topple over at any time from it’s own ego. I would have liked a little more upward movement in the shape to create that effect of pride a little more, and may attempt that in another try at the form.