With Outside the Box, artist Laura Sorvala collects and draws acts of solidarity and kindness that individuals have experienced in their everyday life, be it in the local neighbourhood, school, workplace or on public transport. She asks individuals to share their stories by collecting responses on social media and by building these stories into a colourful cardboard box sculpture, reminding us of empathy that crosses borders and of the power of small, positive actions. Laura will be working on the artwork throughout Who Are We? offering opportunity for people to see the work in progress and contribute to it.
Laura Sorvala is a Finnish illustrator and artist based in Cardiff, Wales. She is interested in mapping individual stories and experiences into visual group narratives; she uses graphic visual style and comic book language to uncover shared experiences and different viewpoints. Laura’s work is often inspired by interactions between everyday people and the current social climate. She has done commissions and residencies for Art Across The City, Chapter Arts Centre, Transeuropa Festival, Cardiff Contemporary and The Chartist Commission.
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