For five years, Seoul-based poet/street artist, Andy Knowlton, struggled with his routine of going to work and seeing the same things everyday. Until he realized that the struggle was all in his mind. He challenged himself to see beauty in the small things that happened to him everyday, and as a result, he was inspired to create this project “¡VIVA LA VIDA!”, to give inspiration to the everyday man and woman that he came across in his routine over the years. He handmade over 600 wooden characters (the plumber, the garbageman, the cops, etc.), many holding poems, words of encouragement, and flowers, in order to celebrate this crazy thing we call life. ¡VIVA LA VIDA!