Only Happy Round the Edges

Only Happy Round the Edges by Muna Zuberi
Only Happy Round the Edges

Stained glass applique mounted on toughened glass
2013

This piece is based on the Happiness and Wellbeing data published following a survey carried out by the government. The range of data available at the time of making (2013) was 2006 – 2010. The map shows the 2006 figures in colour coded form. The figures for 2010 are overlaid on a second layer of glass – showing the changes in the data. Red/orange is unhappy – yellow, neutral and green is happy. I decided to call it ‘Only Happy Round the Edges’. This is almost true – the only place in central London that got happier over the years of the survey was the City of London – go figure, eh??

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