You Are What You Think transformed a downtown business storefront space into a site for contemplation of individual thought. An ordinary plumbing business window became an activated space for public participation, altering a typical daily experience along the street.

The installation asked passersby to consider the effects of positive and negative thoughts in each individual’s daily life. You Are What You Think brought personal imagination – fears, joys, neutral thoughts – into the public realm.



I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.” – Mark Twain

From the installation:

When not aware of one’s thoughts, the mind can act as a cage, trapping patterns of thinking that become cyclical and sometimes counter-productive to individual growth and wellbeing.

It takes work to control reactions and recognize what emotions the mind clings to. With mental awareness, destructive thoughts that linger in the mind like a black spot can be altered.