The Happy Bag + The Keys to Happiness (with a prize inside)
. . . . is a take on the Happy Meal, the proliferation of "McMansions" with a nod to Ibsen's Doll House his Nora and a "Trophy Wife" behind the door. And, above it all . . . angels escort the ascending and adored "Madonna/whore" with the infamous red-soled shoes of wealthy celebrities.
Our culture says "buy, indulge, pursue the symbols of success, wealth and beauty brought to you by constant imagery and advertising".
But, buyer beware. There is a dark side and a sur-prizing emptiness within.
Priscilla B. Peterson November 2, 2010
Piece now at Arts West Theater & Gallery, Seattle, WA