DrawHappy: What Happiness Looks Like in One of the Happiest Countries in the World

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Catherine Young followed her fascination with happiness to Iceland.

The island country in the North Atlantic Ocean has been rated one of the happiest places in the world, and the New-York based artist wanted to see it, in doodles.

Her experiment was simple: ask 100 people in Iceland to draw what made them happy.

"Drawing is one of the earliest skills we learn; its basic elements are comprehensible to people of all ages, cultures and nations," Young writes. "I reasoned that if people knew that they were happy, they should be able to identify the source and moreover, visually embody this joy"


Since collecting 100 Icelandic doodles, she's decided to continue the project. You can follow the project at DrawHappy.

To submit a sketch, include:
a. your name
b. age
c. what you do (profession)
d. what city / country you come from (If you do a lot of things or come from a lot of places, you can list all that down.)
e. what you were doing when making your drawing
f. where you are when you making your drawing (e.g. my desk at work on ABC street, etc. etc. )
g. whether you're alone or with company when making your drawing


h. a photo of yourself (if you wish).

Send to:

132 West 21st St., 6th Floor, (c/o Catherine Young, SVA MFA IxD)
New York, NY 10011-3203
USA





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