In 2012, Asoka started placing temporal art installations of “Happiness Here” throughout New York City.  Since, millions of people from around the world have come in contact with this interactive and thought provoking art, often creating a conversation about the very idea of happiness. In 2013 and 2014 the artist took “Happiness Here” global, placing installations in Los Angeles, Jersey City, Baltimore, Chicago and Paris, France. People’s interactions are as varied as the work’s appearance, doing everything from standing in the work, to taking photographs, reading, dancing or even laying in the space. To date over 200 Happiness Here installations have been placed throughout the world, 180 in New York City alone, creating a maze through the city. The public art series has been featured by several news media including, Oprah, The Huffington Post, American Public Media, Elle and Madame Figaro (France) magazines among others. His inquiry offers us a moment to explore our very perception and expectation of social interaction and art’s role in daily life.