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           Figuring out which animal I wanted to do my project on took a little time, but I had no doubt from the start that I wanted to cover the social ill of depression, because depression is a mental disorder that affects over 100 million people world wide, and it is estimated that  by 2020, depression will be the second most common heath problem in the world. After I decided that I wanted to create a super-dolphin, I began doing research on the animal and found out that dolphins use echo-location to locate their prey, which further lead me to decide that I wanted my dolphin’s superpower to be that it uses its echo-location to locate depressed people and as a mechanism to sound joy and peace into their lives. I used fabric, yarn/string, and wire because the color of my materials play a huge role in what my dolphin represents, and these colors are: blue (depression), green (renewal), and yellow(joy), and the color and shape of the wire also represents a red- eyed green tree frog, which symbolizes emotional healing. The shape of the animal resembles that of a dolphin (for the most part), and since many people think of dolphins as happy animals, I think this helps them have some type of idea of what my superpower is ultimately about, also, the colors serve as a guide to those who are familiar with what different colors commonly represent.


“Basic Facts About Dolphins.” Defenders of Wildlife. n.d. n. page. Web. 14 Apr. 2013.


“Color Symbolism and Culture.” Incredible @rt Department. n.d. n. page. Web. 14 Apr.


“Depression Out of the Shadows:Statistics.” pbs.org. n.d. n. page. Web. 14 Apr. 2013.


“Red Eyed Green Tree Frog.” KerryBear Graphics(c). n.d. n. page. Web. 14 Apr. 2013.


Image of dolphin: google.com