"Happy Thoughts" is the name for the Art installation I created for Array at Soluna Festival, Array was an was a multisensory art experience, with visual art installations and musical performers.
My main inspiration for this specific exhibit was life itself. As we go through the journey that is life, we imagine a perfect plan, a plan that will lead us to a final destination filled with all those things we want to achieve by the end of our lives, that will help us become that ideal self we have all created in our minds. But in reality, as we journey through life, not everything we do goes according to plan –sometimes we trip, sometimes we fall, sometimes we take a detour. All of these mishaps frustrate us and, too often, bring us down.
The goal of this exhibition is to remind everyone that life is not about the end goal. It is about enjoying the journey. The piece features balloons filled with happy thoughts of loved ones, memories of incredible times together, and even imagined positive scenarios of things we want in our lives, in an effort to inspire everyone who may feel down at any point in their lives to dwell on these positive thoughts and hang on to them as though they were balloons – because Happy Thoughts, as balloons would, have the power to lift us up.
– because Happy Thoughts, as balloons would, have the power to lift us up.