Stories build community. A Work of Heart is a collection of stories that display humanity, the incredible struggles, the binding similarities, and the hope for those in need of a second or third chance. This entry will feature 19 portraits and stories of real people right here in Grand Rapids, who against all odds have risen above their circumstance and struggle through a positive mindset, hard work, and someone believing in them. We are sharing these stories as an encouragement to the Grand Rapids community, that regardless of your struggle or circumstance, there is always hope with the right spirit and work of heart. We are community architects. Community is built off sharing personal stories and connecting emotionally on common similarities. Our hope is that those struggling either externally or internally, whether big or small, will feel a part of our community and know they are not alone.
- Art form: 2-D
- Depth: wall space or easel.
- Medium: Canvas Photography
- Width: Flexible on space provided
- Year created: 2021
- Height: Flexible on space provided
About Nic Dampier & Abby Long
Nic Dampier and Abby Long have both been professional photographers and story tellers for over 10 years, and through their experience have met a number of individuals with exceptional stories, and for the first time will display these stories for the public.