Joy + Trust = Love

Joy + Trust = Love by Muna Zuberi

Stained glass applique sculpture with fused glass elements

Psychologist Robert Plutchik’s Theory of Emotions classified emotions into eight primary states – anger, fear, sadness, disgust, surprise, anticipation, trust and joy. His model further categorises emotions – much like secondary colours in the colour wheel. Thus ‘trust’ and ‘joy’ combine to give ‘love’. This sculpture is called ‘Trust + Joy = Love’ and features visual symbols for these two emotions on opposing sides of a 3D pyramid shape. When viewing the piece, you can see that these symbols mingle and influence each other – describing the ebb and flow of emotions. 

This sculpture is a continuation of my exploration of Plutchik’s theory that started with a sculpture called Plutchik’s Dice.

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