If an oil spill can change the world, so can a puddle of melted ice cream.
On July 31, 2009 an ice cream spill formed a heart on my kitchen counter while I hosted a party. Amazed, I grabbed my phone and took a photo of the shape. Since then, I started seeing hearts in nature, food and garbage.
In October, 2010 I started a web site, BoySeesHearts.com. I have captured more than 3000 hearts with my iPhone and create abstract and representational art from the photos.
My work has been featured on ABC's Extreme Makeover Home: Edition, Beliefnet, Design Mom, NY Metro Parents Magazine and more. AHA Life selected Boy Sees Hearts as the "Unique Discovery" of January 20, 2011.
And then others across the world started seeing and sharing hearts.
My proudest achievement is how Boy Sees Hearts has affected children via the Kids See Hearts program. I visit elementary schools and share my heart-finding mission with the students. It's amazing how the students light up during the presentation; More significantly, how it impacts their lives long after the symposium.
I was blown away by Mrs. Reisner's second-grade class when they made a thank-you "pop-up" book about my visit. Photos of the book's pages can be seen here:
"Hearts have changed my life." - Christopher
"Now I see Hearts too. - Vacha
"When I see a heart I feel love." - Dao
"You've changed my life. Now I see hearts wherever I go." - Shariah
"All thanks to you I live in a world of hearts." - Unsigned
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