'The Physicality of Happiness'

Kelly's dissertation focuses on the journey of creating ‘the physicality of happiness’. Making use of an auto-ethnographic approach she finds what happiness means to her. Her use of crafted materials and found items help her create what she finds to be a safe space. Her research on the philosophy of ‘ma’ as well as the thought process behind many surrealist artists and movements gave her the inspiration she needed to create this installation. Throughout her process she has learned more about her inner child and has also found peace in repetition as consistency is what gives her safety. Her end goal is to not only create this safe space for herself but to share this space with others in hopes of giving them a moment of safety and happiness.