Three book sources were combined for this series of ten pieces. Juxtaposing harsh realty with self-help hope.


‘Pop-up’ collage assemblage, image transfer,

polyurethane on wood; pine and walnut

9” x 5 1/2” each.

Unhappiness Is Easy-Happiness Takes Work

The Mind Plays A Role

There Is No Good Definition of Happiness

Comparing Ourselves with Others

Equating Happiness with Success

Fear and Avoidance of Pain


The World Has Too Much Pain

Seeing Yourself as a Victim

Happiness Is a By-product

Created for Happy Medium exhibition

© 2024 Stephen Anderson