Christine Wong Yap, project in progress, humor flag for a series of semaphores representing 24 character strengths and virtues identified by Martin Seligman and Chris Peterson. 2014. Linen, twill tape, letterpress-printed ribbon, rope, wooden toggle. 12.5" x 12".

Christine Wong Yap, project in progress: flag representing Creativity, in the category of Wisdom (yellow), featuring stripes of purple (transcendence), pink (courage), and blue (temperance). From a series of semaphores representing 24 character strengths and virtues identified by psychologists Chris Peterson and Martin Seligman. 2014. Linen, twill tape, letterpress-printed ribbon, rope, wooden toggle. 12.5″ x 12″. Edition of three.

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VIA Semaphore Flag: Creativity

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Research

happiness is… research note #13

Two more thoughts about working with materials:

Sometimes they are dazzling and fun to look at, even in the early stages of production.

Parts of a flag-to-be; cut.

Parts of a flag-to-be; cut.

Parts of a flag-to-be; wrapped seams readied for pressing.

Parts of a flag-to-be; wrapped seams readied for pressing.

It gets better.

Sometimes the patterns remind you of artworks by friends, what begins as a material revelation becomes an opportunity for relatedness—connecting or re-connecting with like-minded others.

Detail, painting by Chris Duncan. Photo: Klea McKenna. // Source: InTheMake.com

Detail, painting by Chris Duncan // Source: InTheMake.com

Detail, paint stack by Leah Rosenberg. Photo: Klea McKenna. // Source: InTheMake.com.

Detail, paint stack by Leah Rosenberg. Photo: Klea McKenna. // Source: InTheMake.com.

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