This week we are making good on our promise to highlight the communities within SeeingHappy.
We are spotlighting a photo composite by Mandy Seligman and Jill Sherman titled “Hope” and the writing of Louisa, a teenager from Graz, Austria. It is an example of the power of art to connect people across time and geography.
This picture was first created 25 years ago for Mandy’s son, Darryl, and yet it connects with Louisa today. Whether it be the artist connecting with his/her audience or the viewers connecting with the artist, art has the power to bond at a level that is often deeper than words. But the words can help as they do here: Louisa’s writings give a window into her concept of hope that we can effortlessly connect with.
We have created a special collection of the photographs and writings from Graz. We hope that this collection will inspire all of us to write a little more about the photos we submit so that we may share a little more perceptively.
The SeeingHappy Team