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Happy

Happy is both a figure and a place. A series of softly shaped and richly colored screens drape down from an open frame to inscribe a more intimate collective space and provide an analog filter to see the city in a different light. In our otherwise bleak social and political context, this architectural installation aspires to carve a small yet more positive urban space - it seeks to offers a warm embrace during the cold winter months.

Softly swaying in the breeze, its overlaps and overlays continuously interplay with light, inviting passerby to bask in its rich saturated glow. It emotes and evokes what we all wish to be. This Happy installation is a simple devise to make you stop, wonder, and most importantly, smile.

Happy will be on view at the Flatiron Plaza in November 19th through January

 

Location New York   Client Van Alen Institute/Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership Use Temporary Installation

Fabricators Youngbuk Art Services Structural Engineer Silman

 
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