Art installation of 4th grade paintings. The power of ONE!
Children's artwork has a charm and authenticity that can't be duplicated. Beautiful!
The paintings look wonderful individually, but are so powerful as one entire piece of artwork.
Completed painting for art installation at Lululemon
This project started as a painting. A painting that was the result of a conversation I had with my then 9 year old son. My goal in that conversation was to help him understand that happiness comes from within, and that materialistic things aren't ultimately what makes a person happy. This painting and it's explanation received more “likes” and comments on social media than many of my previous paintings. It struck a chord with people of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds. Why?
Some people naturally have a positive outlook on life. They were just born with a happy disposition. Many of us, however, need to do some inner self work, reflection, learn to block out the noise (e.g. social media, negative self talk) and learn to let go to be happy inside. But we’re all human. We all want the same thing for ourselves, our children, our family, & friends; to be happy inside.
My intention is to use this artwork and instruction in a variety of ways as a friendly reminder that WE are in control of your OWN happiness. Through after school programs, artist in residence programs in schools & corporations, collaborations, and murals, we want to spread this message and empower people of all ages and backgrounds. The Happy Inside Project is a lesson for children and a reminder to adults.