2021 MFA Graduate Research Projects

2021 MFA Graduate Research Projects

The Happy Moments Project is a collection of every day happy moments told through illustrations and a bit of augmented reality (AR). With AR, these happy moments can be placed in and experienced in your own environment.

I have learned from my traumatic past that experiencing happiness can help one face difficult moments. Collectively, we have endured a great deal in the past year: the loss of time with loved ones, the unfortunate loss of lives, hunger for many, mental health decline, and the uncertainty of it all.

The Happy Moments project is not only a reaction to what is happening in the world today but a realization that experiencing happiness has helped me accept childhood trauma. Happiness builds endurance. In a time like this, I felt a need to highlight the significance of happy moments and to share them with others.

OH CHUTE! Fear of failure holding you back? OH CHUTE is a brand about taking risks, embracing failures, and finding creative solutions for any mishap. With every new stage of life, we are faced with new challenges. Life is messy a Process full of OH CHUTE moments that can throw you off your path. With your CHUTE as security, any problem can be solved with the right mindset, some creativity, and lots of grit. Remember, courage is not the absence of fear—courage is the ability to persevere and withstand fear. Let your CHUTE provide the comfort and security you need during uncertain times.