this was a unique project where we were asked to physically package the natural elements. this could be taken literally, or could be translated to a consumer product. instead of going with the four natural elements of american culture, i chose the five elements of chinese culture, which is still used today in many aspects of chinese medicine. in light of it's medicinal history i made each element into an herbal tea remedy, (i.e. the element of metal would be a daily dose of iron and magnesium). the name "level" is a palindrome which reads the same forwards and backwards creating perfect balance. the tea infusers sit inside of newton's cradle, a recognizable symbol in american culture, which only functions if in perfect alignment, balance of mass and structure.
cards explaining the history of natural elements in chinese medicine.