Positive Signs #37, 38, & 39

July 31, 2012  |  By
Filed under: Projects/Series

Positive Signs is a series of interpretive diagrams, quotes, and speculations on creativity and optimism.

Happiness is a diffuse term. It masks important distinctions between emotions such as gratitude, awe, contentment, pride, love, compassion, and desire. Dacher Keltner, Born to Be Good (2009) 14-15.

Christine Wong Yap, _Positive Sign #37 (Happiness is a diffuse term)_, 2011; glitter and neon pen on gridded vellum; 8.5 × 11 in./21.5 × 28 cm

People who are led to experience brief positive emotions are more creative, expansive, generative, synthetic, and loosened up in their thought. Dacher Keltner, Born to Be Good (2009) 116.

Christine Wong Yap, _Positive Sign #38 (Brief positive emotions)_, 2011; glitter and neon pen on gridded vellum; 8.5 × 11 in./21.5 × 28 cm

All things come into being by conflict of opposites. Heraclitus.

Christine Wong Yap, _Positive Sign #39 (Conflict of opposites)_, 2011; glitter pen on gridded vellum; 8.5 × 11 in./21.5 × 28 cm

Next: Positive Signs #40–45, on the ontological status of the positive, plus Venn diagrams of subjective well-being and hope.
See all Positive Signs.

 

2 Comments

  1. Kathryn Arnold Says:

    love these! diagrams and text on gridded paper, nice
    Kathryn

  2. Kyle Griffiths Says:

    I’m so glad to see this series continue!

Add a Comment



XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Follow the comments on this post using the RSS 2.0feed.