Happy, Happy, Happy, Mixed Media Installation, 24 French horns and audio recording
This sound-based piece is designed and constructed from 24 decorative French horns. It is physically constructed from salvaged headphone speakers, an inexpensive portable stereo and audio captures, designed and built with free sound-editing software. The sound emanating from the horns is the hush whispers of the artists repeating "Happy happy happy." This quiet chant is a celebration of the artists' 24 year-long relationship. The undulating intonation and intensity metaphorically illustrate the realities of any long-term relationship.