ink on bristol; 11×14″

“‘Plant Kindness, Grow Peace’ depicts my belief that small actions of love can change the world. By showing kindness and respect to others, or planting seeds, we can change another’s perspective and cultivate a culture of peace. The individual in this picture has seen many acts of love and has sprouted lavender, a plant of peace. They will carry this with them as they move through the world.”

ARTIST BIO: Kirsten Malsam is a senior at the University of Cincinnati majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders with the goal of becoming a pediatric Speech Language Pathologist. Kirsten is also getting a minor in psychology and a certificate for pre-art therapy and she hopes to use art in a beneficial way when working with kids.