Waking Up is a three-dimensional installation that uses the stories, opinions, and messages of others addressing their reasons to live. These submissions are collected through a website created for this project and integrated with my own interviews and photographs. The photographs used in this project vary in format, size, and media. The physical piece is both ready for installation and available to a larger audience via a virtual gallery on the project website. The text and images built into the project allow the viewer to reflect on his/her own understanding of the feelings associated with suicide and recovery. My project’s effectiveness hinges on its ability to communicate (through collaboration and exhibition) across psychological, social, and artistic boundaries.