MY HAPPINESS HYPOTHESIS // Hand bound, accordion-fold book. 8"x8", fully unfolds to 8"x96"
Exploration of the elements of happiness as explained in Jonathan Haidt's book The Happiness Hypothesis. This piece charts my personal journey over the course of three months as I follow his guidelines, exploring the connection between self-awareness, personal growth, and happiness.
One side of the book explores the data I collected tracked against time. Data points include positive and negative words used in diary entries, a daily happiness rating, amount of contact with other people, among other things. The other side depicts "moodboards" — created weekly to visually explore my emotional state.