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The Power of Play

Alicia Vanderpool

The Power of Play is a digitally fabricated toy-line created to reflect upon the ability toys have to bring children to a place of therapeutic comfort and how I was personally able to, as a child, loose myself to the world of the toys around me. The ultimate goal of the project was to create the ideal line of toys for my eight-year-old self—one that drew upon the physical features of the toys I surrounded myself with as a child, as well as the emotional stories and lives that I placed onto them. This resulted in the creation of two figures, each with their own life and story reflective of the different means of escapism I would place onto my toys as a child.