Ceiling View: Souvenirs from the Realm of Happiness

Photographs by Peter Gumaskas

Souvenirs from the Realm of Happiness
a multimedia installation
September 2021


 

A souvenir has a hidden symbolism unique to the person who acquired it. If it is a gift, it carries the message that the recipient was remembered in that time and place.

A souvenir may represent a cherished experience with the intent that the memory be reactivated at a future time.

It may be an object from nature, like a pebble stowed in a pocket during a quiet morning walk.

It may be bought from a tourist stall, but when placed at home, it evokes the memories of where it was chosen; the weather, the music that was playing, the aromas from a nearby food vendor. 

Souvenirs from the Realm of Happiness - Right Side Front
Detail with video screen: Souvenirs from the Realm of Happiness
Unicorn Confection: Souvenirs from the Realm of Happiness
Pink kitten.TIF
Deer.TIF
Peppermint .tiff
Happy!: Souvenirs from the Realm of Happiness
Selfie Wall: Souvenirs from the Realm of Happiness

these photos by
Linda Gale Aubry

Detail: Souvenirs from the Realm of Happiness